While I’ve tried to live my life as normally as possible, 50 or so broken bones have sometimes gotten in the way. With each of these breaks, there’s a story. I have osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a condition that causes a decrease in bone density, leading to multiple bone fractures during the course of a lifetime.
We can look at all of the illness, broken bones or death that we encounter with the eyes of Jesus. Looking at brokenness is not the same as saying it is good or that we should be Pollyannas and be glad for it. But it is saying that every part of our lives—even the worst, most tragic parts—can be opportunities to glorify God.
As the psalmist says: “Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice” (Psalm 51:8).
This message is an excerpt from “Dry bones” by Marty McCambridge in the September 2017 issue of Gather magazine.
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