And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces…Matthew 21:44 (ESV)
This might be saying that those who reject Jesus and don’t believe in Him will trip and fall on Him and be broken.
But I thought of it a different way. 🙂
We fall on Jesus, into His “everlasting arms”; we lean on Him, depend on Him to hold us up. And He does. But sometimes we’ll be broken. Sometimes our lives will crumble before our eyes, even while we’re clinging to the solid Rock. Sometimes our hearts will be shattered, even while we’re in the arms of the Healer. Sometimes the storms will rage and scream around us, even while the One who brings Peace is in the boat with us.
Because those who fall on Jesus will be broken.
We must be broken in order to receive healing. We must be lost to ask for help and direction. We must be scared before we can know peace. We sometimes must lose everything so that we can understand Jesus is everything.
Yes, it’s hard…But did He ever promise it’d be easy? No, but He did promise He’d put us back together. He’s promised healing, forgiveness, love, life, joy, peace, hope…
Fall on Jesus. You might be broken, but it’ll be okay. He’s the Great Physician who’s done countless surgeries. 🙂