Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

If you play late enough in the day, you will find a tee box full of broken tees from the day of activity. Golfers are picky about their tees. Some like the old school brown wooden type, some like the martini shaped plastic, the long plastic, or the skinny stinger tee, while others prefer the extra long plastic tee. The color of the tee and its height are important visuals to the golfer. Many times, the tee is even used as an excuse for a bad shot, i.e. “I teed it up too much” or “I teed it down too low”.

Most of us are too picky to use the broken tee. Even though it is perfect for a par 3 or a short par 4 when less than a driver is used off the tee box, most golfers discard the broken tee. Golfers almost mourn over their favorite tee when it breaks or flies into the rough mysteriously.

Our God specializes in using broken things to get His purpose and people off the ground and onto our projected intended paths. Broken people realize their limitations and the result of being hindered by their past. It takes a specialized path for us to realize our intended height. Our God mends both the broken sinner and believer. The sinner is broken unto conviction and directed unto the path of salvation. The believer is broken into a closer and reconciled walk with the Savior. A broken person’s life is added to because of the subtraction of the separation from God. Thankfully, our God doesn’t discard the broken.

The focal scripture announced Christ‘s applied anointing to the five main damages of sin. The gospel enriches the poor, heals the broken-hearted, frees the enslaved, allows the blind to see, and gives freedom to the oppressed. Each of these facets are characteristics of our brokenness. His healing and the uplifting from His hand are deliverances from the yoke and bondage of our broken condition. If you feel broken or worthless, put your despair in the hand of Jesus Christ. Our God doesn’t just glue the ends back together. He discards the unnecessary pieces which hinder our lives and heals the remaining parts to be used for His glory.

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