Day 10 | Broken Pieces Build Big Platforms
In Acts 2, Peter is in an upper room praying with about 120 people, and the Bible says that there came a sound like a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the house where they were sitting, and there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire, and it sat upon each one of them, and they all began to speak in another tongue as the Spirit of God gave them utterance.”
When they started speaking in this heavenly unknown language, they started spilling out into the streets, looking absolutely crazy, so crazy that people were saying things like, “Bro, look at these people. It’s like they’re drunk. It’s like they’ve been sipping on a little somethin’. What did they have in that upper room? An open bar?” Then the Bible tells us that Peter “stands up among the eleven and says, ‘They’re not drunk as ye suppose. It’s only the third hour of the day, but what you are hearing is from God.’” He goes on to preach the message upon which the New Testament church was built. Here we see the culmination of God’s grace in the life of Peter. The man that was scared to confess his association with Jesus in front of a few strangers is now standing up in front of potentially thousands of people from all over the known world, declaring the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The place of Peter’s greatest weakness became the place where God revealed his own glory. You don’t have to hide your broken pieces because it is with the broken pieces of our lives that God constructs his biggest platforms from which he displays his glory. God is not done with you. Regardless of what you’ve walked through, how many mistakes you’ve made, or who has counted you out, God is not done with you!