Sustenance from the archives+: Whole

Sustenance from the archives+ (32)

The Merriam-Webster  dictionary defines “whole” as complete or full, not lacking or leaving out any part. And just in case I was still struggling to understand the meaning of whole, it goes on to tell me, “whole implies that nothing has been omitted, ignored, abated, or taken away.

Whole.
We are all broken, by virtue of being human and heirs of the legacy of the first man and the first’s woman’s disobedience.
How is wholeness found?
How do we become whole?
Not through another human, regardless of what the romantic novels say,
as articulated in statements such as, “You complete me.”
Not so.
Not true.

There is only one Who completes us –
The One Who was all man and all God.
Christ Jesus.
Here this truth spoken in Colossians 2:9-10,
“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”

Broken? Flawed?
We all are.
But we do not have to remain that way.
There is One who makes us complete.
Whole.


Today’s post is for Day 27 of the series, “Sustenance from the archives+,” that is part of the 31 Days Free Writes writing challenge. The prompt is, “Whole.” The original version of this post was published as, “Five Minute Friday: Whole,” on April 10, 2016. To read Day 26’s post, please click on the link below.

Day 26: Moment

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