An image comes to mind of a stained glass mosaic. The glass must be broken to be made beautiful. And so it is with us. We are broken into beauty.
He breaks our spirit. He breaks our chains. Our hearts break. But we are broken into beauty. And He is with us in the breaking, and the beauty that is created by His hands is a reflection of Himself.
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” Psalms 51:17
“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” Psalms 34:18
“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3
“The spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” Isaiah 61:1
In the breaking of our chains; we are set free from our past, from insecurities, from lies, from self made prisons, from sin, from fear. There is beauty in being set free.
When our hearts break, He picks up the pieces and puts them back together. He makes us whole and turns our broken into beauty.
But we must surrender the fragments, the pieces we hold onto. He wants those too. He wants all of us so that we may become all of Him.