Weekly Devotion

A Place to Heal

By Grace For the Moment, Volume II by Max Lucado

Christ gave those gifts to “prepare God’s holy people for the work of serving, to make the body of Christ stronger.  Ephesians 4:11-12

He grants gifts so we can “prepare God’s holy people.”  Paul reached into a medical dictionary for this term.  Doctors used it to describe the setting of a broken bone.  Broken people come to churches.  Not with broken bones, but broken hearts, homes, dreams, and lives.  They limp in on fractured faith, and if the church operates as the church, they find healing.  Pastor-teachers touch and teach.  Gospel bearers share good news.  Prophets speak words of truth.  Visionaries dream of greater impact.  Some administer.  Some pray.  Some lead.  Some follow.  But all help to heal brokenness:  “to make the body of Christ stronger.”

Don’t miss it.  No one is strong all the time.  Don’t miss the place to find your place and heal your hurts.