Wednesday, December 07, 2011
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me, to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted"
"Anyone who is involved in a broken family relationship needs the ministry and care of the Church.
...A church that closes its doors and its hearts to those who are in broken situations cannot be considered a church at all. The Church exists, principally, to minister to those who are broken. It was said of our Lord Himself that He would not break the bruised reed (Isa. 42:3). Victims of broken homes are bruised people; the bruises will not go away without help. This is a wound that time does not have the capacity to heal.It requires the healing of God Himself, which He often ministers through His Church. This is our concern as Christians, and one we dare not neglect. How we handle these situations will have an eternal impact, not only for the individuals involved, but for cultures and nations whose structure is marred and broken."- RC Sproul