Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mending what is broken (Luke 6:40)

A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher. (Luke 6:40 NASB)

Yesterday, we looked at the parable of the blind leading the blind. Here we see the relationship of the pupil and teacher. The pupil, Jesus said, is not above (or more important) than the teacher. The objective for the pupil is to be trained so that he will be like his teacher. 

This word "katartiz┼Ź" in the original language is translated here as "fully trained". It is also used to indicate "equipped" or "completed".  My favorite alternate translation, though, is "to mend what was broken". We may not like to admit it, but we are broken people. Our sin has broken us and made us less than we were. It is only by allowing God to change us and remake us in the image of Christ that we are mended and become the complete people we were intended to be. 

Do you feel broken? Have the consequences of your choices or the choices of others left you wounded and hurting? Our Lord understands it all and longs to heal completely. 

Today, pray that we and our loved ones will eagerly, willingly give our broken selves to Christ and allow Him to teach us, lead us, and repair us until we are wholly formed in the image of our Lord. 
Here's the link to last night's post: