Our house could use some repairs, actually, alot of repairs and it would be FAR from accurate to call either Reece or myself “tool time Tim / Tina.” We just have things that are broken around our house, or you could say that its well lived in.
Whatever words you use, things get broken, meaning they stop working for various reasons. My point in discussing this is in relation to a verse i recently read – ps 147:3, about God fixing the broken hearted. It seems to me that we most often think of broken hearted in the context of a failed romantic relationship or some kind of heart hurt. But when i think of broken, i think of something that doesn’t work like its supposed to. If i take this idea & apply it to being broken hearted, it would mean that my heart is broken & doesn’t function the way its supposed to. Given this concept, it makes complete sense that God takes our hearts, which do not function as they are supposed to without Him & He repairs them to function with Him as He has intended them to function. The essential component in heart repair is God. And if we get down to the essentials, our human relationships are deeply affected by our relationship w The Divine. Can we truly have long-term healthy & constructive human relationships without healthy interaction & interface w God? I think this is an important question to ponder.