Mending our broken lives
The problem is that everyone is broken, but there seems to be no solution. We are all in a mess, but there is nothing we can do about it. We forget that the reason we are so broken is because we have all turned away from our creator, we have all turned away from our design. God made us to live with him, to live his way. But like a fish in a bowl we wanted out, we wanted freedom, so we jumped out only to be fatally damaged.
As we see in the book of Isaiah, God replies to our questions through his servant.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives…” (Isaiah 61:1)
We see in Luke 4:17-21 that Jesus is this servant. Jesus explains that this verse from Isaiah is about him. Jesus has come into our world to save us from our brokenness. Even though we have broken ourselves by wanting out from God, He comes to save us from our sad state.
Jesus came to wipe out our brokenness and forgive us; He came to give us a new life. While we as followers are still broken here on earth, God is working everything for our eternal good now, and we hope for our new life to come without brokenness, with our perfect loving God.