October 26, 2009

He Uses Broken Things

Posted in Devotionals, Disability, Hymns / Songs / Lyrics, Poetry tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:39 am by Sarah Bosse

I wrote this poem today. It’s half-poem, half-song. I enjoy singing it full heartedly. The point is hopefully simple and clear. God uses broken things and redeems them. Doing so is very much a part of who He is and a reflection of His character and attributes.

He Uses Broken Things

He told the paralized man to take up his bed and walk
He uses the paralized and makes them to leap and run
He is the All-Powerful One

He told the storm to be still and a stiller stillness was never known
He uses the storms in our souls to increase our dependence and faith
He is the Ruler of Everything

He told the fever to depart; Peter’s mother-in-law rose to do her part
He uses the sick to show His compassion and healing
He is the Great Physician

He took splintered wood from trees and formed it into useful things
He uses what is and makes it what it was not, for His glory
He is the Craftsman of Galilee

He chose the weak to make known His matchless, sufficient grace
He uses human weakness to make His power more fully known
He is Our Help And Strength

He loved the sacrifice of an alabaster box and feet washed with tears and locks
He uses the broken dreams to show the value of the Christ and everlasting life
He is the Redeemer

He allowed Lazarus to die and wept bitterly, but brought him back to life for his family to see
He uses the dead to proclaim that He is the only source of life and breath
He is the Life-Giver

He gave Paul a thorn in the flesh to keep him humble before God
He uses thorns in our lives to keep our focus up above
He is the One Who Bore The Nails and Thorns

He answered the thief upon the cross, “Today you will join me in paradise”
He uses the plans of Satan to accomplish His own purposes
He is the One Who Died In Love

He is the All-Powerful One
The Ruler of Everything
The Great Physician
The Craftsman of Galilee
He is Our Help And Strength
He is The Redeemer
The Life-Giver
The One Who Bore The Nails and Thorns on the Cross
And the One Who Died In Love

He uses the storms, the thorns, the sick, the weak
He takes what is nothing and makes it beautiful
He uses broken dreams to redeem
He takes away death and brings new life

Let us rejoice in the character of God
For He has been faithful in all that He has done
Let us reach out in dependence and faith
Let us sing to Him our praise

He is the All-Powerful One
The Ruler of Everything
The Great Physician
The Craftsman of Galilee
He is Our Help And Strength
He is The Redeemer
The Life-Giver
The One Who Bore The Nails and Thorns on the Cross
And the One Who Died In Love
The One Who Died In Love

Copyright Sarah M. Bosse 10/26/2009

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2 Comments »

  1. Emily said,

    thanks for sharing this sarah! praying for you.

  2. Kim said,

    TY Ily


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