All of us have seen signs displayed in shops and stores that remind us that if we handle something and manage somehow to break it – then we must buy it. Most of us would agree that would be the right thing to do. If you break something in the store – why should the store owner suffer the loss because of your clumsiness? So yes – you break it – you buy it makes a lot of sense. But it can prove to be quite pricey, as millionaire Steve Wynn learned. Several years ago, Wynn sold Picasso’s famous painting, “Dream” to a fellow art collector for 139 million dollars. In showing the painting to someone in his office just after the sale, he inadvertently poked a silver-dollar sized hole in the canvas with his elbow. Since he “broke it” – he released the buyer from the purchase. So in effect, he bought the painting back. We look at that and would all agree that it was the right thing for him to do. He broke it – so he bought it!
When I look around at our world – I see a lot of brokenness. Broken marriages, broken relationships, broken bodies, broken people. And in the midst of all this brokenness, God did something totally unexpected. He did not break anything – yet he sent His Son to purchase a broken people for Himself. That is truly amazing. When it comes to our life – we broke it – yet God bought it! And he paid a high price in doing so! I encourage you to take a time out – right now! Thank God for the high price He was willing to pay for your broken life – which you broke! Praise Him for His love, His mercy and His grace!
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