Soaring on the Wings of Grace

God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever. ~Vance Havner

I came across another injured butterfly yesterday. A butterfly that has lost its ability to fly makes me sad and yet I can’t help but rejoice at what our Creator can do when we lose the ability to lift our wings into the air. It reminds me of the old song Wind Beneath My Wings.

Our brokenness doesn’t for one minute discourage Him. He breathes grace over us. It settles upon us and gives us strength we never knew we had. We take flight again. We soar higher than we ever thought we could.

10 thoughts on “Soaring on the Wings of Grace

  1. Anne Peterson


    I’m always encouraged when I read about how God uses broken things. Beautiful, sensitive post. I resonate with it. And I feel hope just knowing God is glorified when we are weak. That’s when others see His strength.

  2. Shelley

    Among all things broken, God loves a broken and contrite spirit. It would be interesting to do a word study on broken. The one thing He wants of us is complete dependence. Flying of our own volition may not be in our best interest.

  3. Caleb Suko

    I’ve been studying the book of Ephesians recently so I’ve been thinking a lot about grace and how we love to talk about God’s grace but we often fail to apply that same grace into the relations in our lives. Thanks for the reminder of grace!


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