We often include a segment of our weekend worship hours entitled “From The congregation” in which someone in our church family will share a short story concerning their spiritual journey.
First of all, if you think broken people aren’t welcome, Bloomingdale Church would be empty every weekend. We are all sinners, and we all come to this community of worshiping believers to be forgiven. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
It’s not a one-time process, but a lifelong commitment. It also doesn’t give us a free ticket to ride all week long and a forgiveness coupon on Sunday to start all over again. It’s about being realistic with ourselves and with God; that we are not perfect like He is. As humans, we mess up! It’s important to recognize that we mess up, acknowledge it, and then work to correct our future actions.
No matter what it was that shamed you … from your poor decisions in your teenage years, behavior with former friends, a relationship outside of wedlock, a substance abuse, time behind bars, or is just something you would never want your mother to know … it can be forgiven. Developing a relationship with Jesus Christ will nurse those wounds.
Psalm 147:3 says “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
So come to Bloomingdale Church, and join with other “broken” people.