He heals the brokenhearted
"God who is the fullness of Being infiltrated our world of beings in order that we might fully be. Christmas is about incarnation, and incarnation is God's becoming what he is not, in order that we might become what he is." (Richard John Neuhaus - God with us)
Psalm 147:3 says "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
We are all brokenhearted, not just in the sense of a mournful heart, but in a heart that has been wounded, by our sin, by the sins of others, by living in a broken world. A world that is now not as it should be, as it was created to be. God entered our world to make possible the healing, the restoring, we so need, we so long for.
Augustine said, "Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee"
Advent reading for Saturday: Psalm 147v1-12; Isaiah 30v19-21; Matthew 9v35-10v1,5-8
Father, open our eyes and our hearts to your amazing love, to your amazing grace, that would cause you to go to such great lengths to bring us back to you. May these truths become more real for us this Christmas season. May we take the time to slow our busy pace and let our restless hearts rest in you, the healer, and restorer of our hearts and souls. Amen. Let it be.