Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Bearing Witness

And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

God’s grace truly prevailed and I was there as a witness. I once heard Christine Caine say “the miracle is in the breaking!” Soon thereafter, I was able to bear witness to a miracle that came from some breaking.

I read the file and learned that this young man and his siblings had been caught in the middle of a family battle for years. His biological mother was addicted to alcohol and was unable to take care of her children. Their home environment was unstable but luckily for them, they had a praying grandmother who would open up her home to them any time they needed her. As I read the file, I wondered how long the cycle would continue. This was a broken home that needed mending.

I found myself in a place of conflict. The choice was mine. I had the power the close the chapter with stability or I could allow the battle to continue the way it had before I became involved. Because of the love within the family, it wasn’t an easy decision. I toiled up until the last possible moment. There was a stirring in my spirit. The answer was stability. I went forth and I was the cause of breaking a biological family breaking further apart.

Little did I know, there was another family broken by unanswered prayers. They were yearning for completion. A young married couple were blessed with a heart of compassion and love. You know the kind. They were filled with the compassion and love that God pours into us each and every day. The young couple had been praying for God to move in their lives. They had been praying for direction on being a light in this dark world. Committed to the call, they met a young man who melted their hearts from the first day they met.

Less than two years later, God picked up many of the broken pieces. The young man was no longer in need of a stable, loving home environment. He found a young couple who loved him to the ends of the earth. The young couple found joy in knowing that God brought the young man into their lives. The three would be forever together.

God took broken pieces of four lives and performed a miracle of love. I witnessed the miracle of togetherness. The miracle of unconditional love. The miracle of trusting God to lead and direct your path. The miracle of answering the call and obeying the word. Four lives are forever changed and will never be the same. God truly does create miracles out of brokenness. Recognizing the miracles in the breaking will help establish balance in your life.

Share with us: What miracle have you seen come out of your breaking?

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