Written by Eva Prokhorova
Monday, 28 January 2013 15:51
This is something that has been on my mind for the past weeks, since our first concert this tour.
As I am wondering about what to write and what the title should be, a song comes up on my MP3 player and begins with : "Everyone is broken and in need of a Savior, so He came and was broken for the mocker, for the shamed" (Meredith Andrews, The River).
Our first few concerts this tour was at a mental health institution. As we were doing our first concert there, this thought came to mind: right now, here on earth you see these people here that are broken, but in heaven they will absolutely healthy and complete.
My mind goes back to the beautiful promise we have for the future:
"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son." (Revelation 21:4-7 NKJV)
Inside I felt this deep desire to make sure the people I meet know Christ, their Savior, who came and was broken for them so that they could be made whole. How will they know if we don't tell them? Again I am reminded why we are doing what we are doing.
After out next concert we got to talk to people from the audience. All of a sudden this person told us that our message hit home. They shared that in the past they had been writing and they had written something along the lines "I know I am broken and I will always be until the day I will be in heaven with my Lord". Words cannot express my amazement. How encouraged I was that day by the faith in my fellow believer and the fact that they just verbalized what had been on my mind the whole day: in heaven we will all be complete.
I keep thinking about the brokenness of our human nature. Really, if we look carefully each one of us is. And what great hope we have in Christ, our Savior, our Healer, our Lord and Friend. This hope gives so much joy and strength to run the race, as apostle Paul writes:
"Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:12-14 NKJV)
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