I'm joining up with Five Minute Friday again this week. Today the prompt is "broken".
When I read today's prompt I wasn't quite sure where to start. So much around me is broken. This world is broken. I am broken. And today is one of those days where I'm feeling my brokenness in a large way. The headaches have been pretty intense today, the pain in my hips has made every step hurt, and the exhaustion draws my eyes shut more often than I would like. It's just been one of those days, one of my more broken days.
But when I look at the larger world around me, my brokenness seems insignificant. There are whole social systems that are broken, whole nations that our broken. The educational system in many senses is broken. The justice system is broken. In many parts of the world even the political systems are broken.
Yet in all the brokenness of this world, there is One who was more broken than any other and because of His brokenness, there is hope for wholeness in spite of the brokenness. That hope is pretty hard to hold onto this side of heaven though. When there is so much brokenness, when I am confronted every day by the brokenness in me and the world around me. It seems like there will never be wholeness again. It's all broken.
No picture this week... I'm too tired and my headache is ramping up again.