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  • Writer's picturePastor Jim Stultz

Broken Blade

While driving down Highway 13 in northern Indiana I come across a wind farm. Wind farms are becoming a common sight in rural sections of America. These huge wind turbines generate electricity for various municipalities. I looked across the field and noticed that one of those huge wind turbines had a blade missing. It only had two blades as the third was lying on the ground, useless. My mind wondered on how that massive blade broke off. I thought of birds. However no bird that I know of could have caused it to break off. I finally discovered that the blade broke through some sort of malfunction. It could no longer generate power because of the broken blade.

I am reminded of the believers described in Galatians 5:7. Paul says to them: “You ran well, who hindered you from obeying the truth?” The book of Hebrews addresses some believers who had something break in their spiritual lives: “Of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. (Heb. 5:11,12). I have met many of God’s people with a broken blade. Something caused them to shut down. Someone hurt them, or a tragedy hit them, or some difficulty hindered them. They simply are out of service for the Lord and are no longer generating power for Him. I am also reminded of the prophet Elijah who had something break in his spiritual fortitude. After a confrontation with Queen Jezebel he ran from her and sat under a Juniper bush and wished to die. He was broken. However 1 Kings 19 describes how God came to him with an angel and a still small voice and repaired his broken prophet.

God is still in the business of repairing broken blades. He will heal your hurts, He will breathe courage into your soul, and He will get you back up and running in service for Him. Take your broken blade to the Lord.

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