My [only] sacrifice [acceptable] to God is a broken spirit; A broken and contrite heart [broken with sorrow for sin, thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.
Psalms 51:17 AMP
No one likes to receive damaged goods. Whether it is something newly purchased or handed down, people generally like to see the item in good condition. Worse, they refuse to accept ‘what’s left’.
But today I want to show you another side of my God.
This part of him loves and accepts damaged items. The more broken, the better. He reminds me of antique collectors. They are persons who find value in old furniture or ornaments designed many centuries ago. Some go as far as repairing/restoring the furniture or ornaments to a good and workable condition.
In Jeremiah, God refers to himself as the potter. He calls his people vessels. He mentions the broken vessel and describes how he will take the pieces and remold them into a new vessel.
Are you broken? Are you sad? Are you weighed down by the cares of life or sin? Do you feel like a piece of you is missing? Are you incomplete and confused?
Go to God, he’ll accept you in your broken state.