Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Broken Ones - When Lyrics Speak

I love songs that tell stories. "The Broken Ones" by the Talleys tells the story of a young girl named Maggie. Maggie spends her life caring for the broken ones. It starts when she's a child finding a raggedy doll that someone else had thrown away and continues to her as an adult she helping a young woman at a shelter.

The story is a beautiful picture of how Maggie loves and cares for the broken ones, as Christ does. It's a song that convicts and makes me wonder how am I reaching out to the broken ones around me.

This is the last chorus of the song:

"Love the broken ones, the ones that need a little patchin' up
See the diamond in the rough and make it shine like new
It really doesn't take that much, a willing heart and a tender touch
If everybody loved like He does, there'd be a lot less broken ones."

We live in a world full of hurting people, physically and emotionally. I'm sure I would be surprised to know some of the stories of those who live around me. We don't have to go far to find broken people. Are we loving the broken ones around us? Christ loved us in our brokenness. He reached out to those who were seen as probably the "most broken" people.

It doesn't take much, if we are willing to step out, get out of our comfort zones and start helping people. If everybody loved like He does, there would be a lot less broken ones. Starting today, may there be a lot less broken ones.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this song. It hits really close to home. I sing this song at churches alot because I was that broken one. Thank you God for your acceptance!!


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