Thursday, 11 January 2018

Words of wisdom from Alan Paton

“The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again.” - Alan Paton

Today marks the 115th birthday of Alan Paton and although he is no longer with us this words echo down the ages. I was fortunate enough to hear him speak when I was still a scholar - and I remember his presence was remarkable.

In the above quote, unknowingly Alan Paton speaks into a spiritual state that impacts many lives today. The broken world, in which we find ourselves, leads us to believe that broken things can't be mended. Yet, the message of the Gospel is that God is close to the broken-hearted and that Jesus wants to restore us.

Mark 3:5 - He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.

May God restore the broken parts of our lives, so that we can testify to the goodness of the Father.

Living in Grace
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