Friday, April 21, 2017


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Life hurts.  If you have not found that out,  you have not
lived very long yet.  Some hurts or pains are minor.  You
know, you pinch your little "pinky".  But mommy's kiss
fixes it.  Then there are hurts and pains that will send you
to the doctor.  Usually some medication and time fixes

  Then, there are hurts and pains that go really
deep.  The kind that mommy nor the doctor can
repair.  The "shrink" (psychologist), the bottle, nor 
the pill can fix.  Often we cannot even share them 
with our best friends.  And if we could, they really 
could not do anything to help.  We call them a
"broken heart".

The "broken heart" might be the cause of relationships,
physical conditions, circumstances or disappointments.
But a broken heart stills hurts.  Usually hurts worse
than any physical pain.  This is the kind of thing I am
talking about today.

And yes, there is a cure.  That is, if you are willing
to take it.

Let's start with some facts.

Contrary to popular belief - there is a God.
Literally millions of us know, experience or 
have a relationship with him.  He is more real 
to many of us than even our family members.

Then there are those who deny him.  They are
like someone you would hand a radio and say,
"Listen to the music."  But they would say,
"No.  There are no such things as "radio waves".
I cannot see them.  I cannot feel them.  And I
cannot taste them.  So, I am not going to turn
the silly radio on."

What they do not recognize is that God is in a
different dimension.  God is "Spirit".  And God
created the "material".  And in the material man,
God put a spiritual dimension that can tune in to

The thing that we are really interested in today
is that,

"He heals the broken hearted, 
and binds up their wounds."
(Psalms 147:3 RSV)

Our purpose now is not to define God or how 
he works.  If we could, he would be no more 
than we are.  But his word "The Holy Scriptures"
or "The Holy Bible" tells us that the one who
created us, loved us (you and me) enough that
he came down and became a man.  Then in love
for us offered himself up as a sacrifice for our
sins, if we will accept that sacrifice for our selves.

God speaking through the prophets of old told 
us that Jesus Christ was coming and what his 
mission was to be.

We could say that this is the very mission statement
of Jesus Christ himself;

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord 
has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted,
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim
liberty to the captives,  and the opening of the prison to
those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's
favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort
all who mourn;

to grant to those who mourn in Zion - to give them a
garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead
of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint
(Isaiah 61:1-3 RSV)

  A fact.

"The Lord is near to the broken hearted,
and saves the crushed in spirit."
(Psalms 34:18 RSV)

Look at his invitation.

"Come to me, all who labor and
are heavy laden, and I will give
you rest.  Take my yoke upon
you, and learn from me; for
I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your 
souls.  For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light."
(Matthew 11:26-30 RSV)

Christ wants to come in and mend 
your broken heart.  But how?

"... because, if you confess with your  lips
that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart
that God raised him from the dead, you will
be saved.  For man believes with his heart and
so is justified, and he confess with his lips and 
so is saved.  (Romans 10:9,10 RSV)

Do not try to fool or con God.
It's impossible.  He knows you better than 
you yourself do.  So;
simply recognize that God came down to earth
as a man named Jesus Christ to die for your sins.

Then call out to him confusing your sins or 
failures to him.  How loud or low a whisper 
does not matter.  He will hear you.  He even
knows your very thoughts.  Just be serious.

Ask him to come into your life and take over.
Let him take complete control of your life.

Then talk with him about that broken heart.
He will help "fix it".

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