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Tuesday Thoughts 10-17-17

Broken things are inevitable in this life.  I wish it wasn’t that way, but it is.  Your latest acquisition which is so perfect right now will someday be rusted, threadbare, or simply not able to function—broken.  And because brokenness is part of life, we spend a fair amount of time trying to find and apply fixes.  I love the days we live in because finding a fix is often just as simple as making a few mouse clicks and a watching a Youtube video!  I am amazed at how many things you can learn to fix online.  But even as I write, I’m thinking about things that cannot be repaired by consulting the world wide web (and I think you might be too).  Broken hearts and dreams, damaged relationships, and sickness are a few.  There are also things like addictions, anxieties, and depression.  Some broken things are quite visible, others are silent killers.  But there is great news!  There is a healing, a “fix” for these kinds of broken things too.  It doesn’t require an internet connection, a doctoral degree or a deductible. This healing is divine…from the heart of Almighty God Himself!  You can read of it in the New Testament book of Luke, when Jesus quoted words penned about his arrival on earth centuries before it came to be.  This is how Jesus announced that he, the Savior of the world, had come: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” Luke 4:18–19 (NLT).  The fixing of broken things would show the world that the Lord was here!  He fixes captives by breaking the chains that hold them, repairs the blind (physical brokenness) be restoring sight, and he heals oppression by providing spiritual freedom!  This truly “Good News to the poor (or broken)”, means we do not have to settle for damaged lives.  God calls us near so that we can be repaired…fixed! I’m not just here to share good news though.  We have scheduled a healing service here at Gaylord Family Fellowship on Sunday evening, October 29 starting at 6pm.  Are you experiencing any kind of brokenness?  Come near to receive a healing!  Know someone who is struggling with broken things?  Bring them with you!  Our time together will be simple, beginning with worship and leading to an opportunity to come near to Jesus and touch His cloak (the cloak story is in Matthew 9:20-22).  We live in the time of the Lord’s favor.  Mark your calendars to join the family and see His favor fall!

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