Tonight something happened to me that has never happened before. I dropped my phone and my glass screen cracked. Some of you might be asking, “Well why didn’t you have an otter box on it to protect it?” I did. “Well why didn’t you have a glass screen protector on it?” I did. The case and the glass protector look undamaged, however, it is the actual screen on the phone that is completely destroyed.
How does a phone that looks protected on the outside, actually be so broken on the inside? The same way some of us do. We look so put-together and untouched on the outside but on the inside we might as well be a shattered phone screen. This includes hurting anyone who tries to reach the real/broken us by getting glass in their fingers so not only do we hurt…but now we’ve hurt someone else too.
I have yet to take the undamaged screen protector off my phone because I’m scared the damaged glass on my phone will be exposed or fall completely apart. However, I know to fix my screen I’m going to have to remove it so it can be replaced and made new. This same principle applies to us. We can’t hide behind our protective layer forever. It has to be removed so you can be made new on the inside.
Moreover, I found a company who will come where you are and fix your screen…at work, home, dinner, etc. God is like that company. He will meet you where you are and fix you. No matter the time or the place. Let him peel away your brokenness and hurt and replace it with wholeness and forgiveness. Be made new in Jesus name.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old is gone, the new is here.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17