Breach: 1. an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct. 2. a gap in a wall, barrier, or defense, especially one made by an attacking army.
I often wonder why so many relationships fail. These are marriages, friendships, families – sometimes they seem to fall apart. Ever wonder why?
I honestly think that it’s because, as people, we aren’t interested in repairing relationships. Relationships take work. It really doesn’t matter if it’s a spousal relationship, friendship, or relationships within families, they all take work and most are simply not willing to put in the effort.
I’m so glad Jesus isn’t like us. I hope that I can start to be more like Him.
Jesus is the ultimate breach repairer. Think about the breaches we have created between us and God as a result of sin… It took Jesus robing Himself in flesh, living a sinless life, becoming the sacrificial lamb slain for the sins of all mankind to repair the breach of sin between us and God. For that, I am so thankful!
I think about when Jehoash began to reign and ordered the priests to repair the breaches in the wall of the Lord’s house (see 2 Kings 12). He knew and understood that the house of the Lord needed the breaches/holes in the wall to be repaired to prevent the enemy from entering. We are the temple of the Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 6:19), we must ensure that every breach caused by sin is repaired so that we do not allow the enemy to creep in.
Circling back. What does this mean for our human relationships? To be like Jesus, to follow Him, we must do the work it takes to repair every breach. Not every relationship is meant to be. I know that. We can’t control anyone, their actions, reactions, etc… I know that too. Still, for our part, we can do the work necessary to ensure that we are in right standing with God. We can follow Jesus’s example. While we were in sin, separated from God, His enemy really, He loved us. Correction: He loves us. (John 3:16)
I don’t know that my words are enough to really convey just how I feel or what I am even trying to say. I just know that I no longer want to be who I have been. I truly want to be like Jesus. I want to be a repairer of the breach.
*Image by A.B.