What if you only have a broken plug?


Our less-than-a-year-old broken vacuum sat around in the garage for months. Finally, my son and I took the bull by the horns and took it to the shop to see if it was worth fixing.  In minutes the repairman told me that it was only a broken plug.  He took the old one off, put a new one on and in less than 15 minutes and for only $30 it was fixed. Good as new.

Today while vacuuming with my “new” vacuum cleaner I thought to myself that it would have been a shame if we had tossed it out instead of fixing it.  It will run now for a good long time.  My next thought was “what if what’s wrong with you is only a broken plug?”  I have a whole list of broken parts, or issues that I think are wrong with me, my weight, my anger, my mistakes, my shame….on and on.  Sometimes I feel so broken that I don’t feel like I’ll ever get it right.

But I serve an AWESOME repairman.  In Matthew 11:28 my Repairman says “Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.” Rest first in who He is.  Rest in who I am and whose I am. Rest for the mistakes and shame of my past. Rest for today and the future.

Maybe I shouldn’t give up on myself just yet…but instead go to the Repairman, allow Him to decide what needs fixing and allow HIM to fix it. It might just be a broken plug, an easy fix.

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