Isaiah 58:12 - "Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings."
I love this scripture. It clearly speaks of a God who delights in restoring and repairing broken people and nations. Where most of us couldn't be bothered to rebuild, repair or restore, Advent teaches us that Jesus offers to do all three.
Don't give up if you are feeling a little tatty and broken - God is our Restorer par excellence.
Living in Grace