My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death.
 – Jesus (Matthew 26:38)

Now I know I’ve got a heart, ’cause it’s breaking. –The Tin Man (Wizard of Oz)

We are so different, aren’t we?  But we ARE made in the image of God,  so there are commonalities:  We all have a heart, & we’ve all had it broken.  So has Jesus.  No heart broke more, no heart hurt more, no heart anguished more…than His.  One of the times I feel the loneliest is when my heart is breaking. During those times, it seems like nobody runs parallel to my pain. You too?  But Jesus does.  When our heart is breaking, He runs parallel to our pain because He knows what its like  and only HE can get into our heart to fix it.  A clogged heart can be medicated by a doctor.  A hurting heart IS mended by God.  He doesn’t need a knife, or anesthesia, or even time.  As soon as your heart is breaking…His is too and He is immediately there to begin mending.  Surely we WILL have a heart that breaks (just ask the Tin Man) but we don’t need to travel on brick roads and hope the man is behind the curtain.  We travel as far as a whisper of a prayer, and God’s already waiting in our heart for us.

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