Several years ago we received the incredible gift of a coo-coo clock that was hand-crafted in the Black Forest of Germany. The clock was beautifully carved out of wood and had internal parts that were designed with delicate precision. A clock such as this is designed with many moving parts that are carefully calibrated to include the weights that hung from gold chains. One day our youngest son was pulling on one of the chains. We didn’t realize it at the time, but he had pulled the clock loose from the wall. A few days later we entered our home to find the clock lying on the floor broken in pieces. We had already left Germany at the time and could not find anyone who could repair the clock. It takes a genuine clock maker to repair a clock such as this, however, this kind of clock maker is very difficult to find.
Many people view God as “The Great Clock Maker.” He is often seen as a God who creates us with great precision and accuracy, but then leaves us to our own fate. It is true that God transcends all time and space and He is greater than the universe. Scripture tells us that He sits above the circle of the earth and towers above the heavens. However, God is also an immanent God, which means although He is greater than the universe, He is very much a part of our lives. He has not left us to our own fate. When we are broken and busted in what feels like a million pieces, we don’t have to search and search for “The Great Clock Maker” to fix us. The Bible says that He is near to those who call upon Him and that He knows us by name. God is very personal and wants us to know Him on a personal level…even in our brokenness.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. He rescues those whose spirits are crushed” (Ps. 34:18, NLT).
Perhaps you have been tragically hurt and feel like you’re broken in pieces. Maybe you’re searching and searching for someone or something to “fix” you. You need not look any further. God cares about you and He designed you with the utmost precision. He knows how you think…He knows how you hurt…He knows exactly what you need. The best part is that He is right there with you waiting to heal all that is broken. REACH for Him and you will find Him.