By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Breaking is a courageous soul process by which the soul is conformed to love radically, differently, and beautifully.
When submitted to, and not fought against, it wields the potential and power to "reconfigure"  the soul into the likeness of God and make it more useful and serviceable for His kingdom.
Our response to brokenness may be the most powerful reenactment of the "cross" that ever takes place  in our lives and the lives of those around us.
It is the defining of the church and who we claim to be.
Observations in my own spiritual journey allow me to see the necessity of the "cross" and its redemptive course playing itself out in our brokenness....
-Through our personal pain.
-Through our crisis and conflicts.
-Through our sins and poor judgements,
And through these and by these "seeming" negatives, to allow the redemptive blood flow of Christ and Calvary to trickle down into our souls and bridge us to our Savior.
Brokenness healed is redemption;
And blood applied freely is our deliverance.
Those who assist in the act of redemption are partners and participants of reconciliation.
O God ... to be one of these I pray.
Christ is desperately and deliberately desirous of reaching us in our most broken state, dear Reader, in order to resurrect such a state and translate it into a renewable and reusable state for His Kingdom and His glory:
-Don't run from your brokenness,
-Don't hide in your brokenness,
Don't forsake yourself in a brokenness that Christ longs to reveal Himself in.
The less afraid we are to realize redemption in our own lives, the more empowered we become to help others activate it in theirs.
We have so much to offer one another through reconciliation;
And we have so little to offer one another without.
Brokenness is a hollow cavity that Christ longs to fill and refill.
Again and again He subjects us to our humanity so that we might rediscover and recover the wonders of His grace, mercy, and compassion.
We must pray to be reconciled to Christ in our humanity,
And in the process, be reconciled to one another.
"And all things are of God who hath reconciled the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ ..."
2 Corinthians 5:19-20