Five Minute Friday – Broken

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Linking up with Lisa Jo again this week to participate in Five Minute Friday.

Today’s word is BROKEN– ready, set go –

It is Good Friday.

And my heart is reflecting on the ways in which my Savior was broken for me.

Isaiah 53:5  “But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.”

I don’t often consider the extreme to which Christ was broken on that day.  I recently watched the whipping scene from the movie The Passion of the Christ.  It is disturbing and horrifying to watch.

Christ was man. He felt the same kind of physical pain that we did. He was beaten so much and so badly that he was unrecognizable.

Broken for a sinner like me.

God knew the kind of people that would come generations after the birth of His Son.  He knew we would be wicked and sinful. He said that the penalty for sin is death. Life apart from Him.

And yet He had compassion and a desire for relationship with the broken. And so he sent a “solution” to the brokenness.  But it didn’t come without cost and without extreme suffering.

Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice for us….for me. Today as we remember the events of Good Friday, I too am broken. Amazed at the vast love that God had for us. And so very grateful that He loved us this deeply.

May our hearts be broken for Him in return.

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8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Broken

  1. Alecia
    Twitter:

    So thankful for a Savior that would willingly be beaten and broken for me, it’s overwhelming to think about. Praying my own heart is broken so that I can love others the way He does. I hope you have a blessed Easter weekend.

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  2. Amy P Boyd
    Twitter:

    I still have not been able to watch that complete scene in The Passion. To know He went through all that just for me and yet I still continue to, at times, deny Him, question His love and sin against Him is just to much for me to handle.Have a blessed Easter.

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  3. Amy Corley

    Pondering these things with you today, Kristin, so grateful for the willingness of Jesus to endure the suffering of the cross for the joy set before him. Bless you today, my friend! Thank you for these words.

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