As we break bread together we remember the brokenness of Christ. Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. He was broken for you. Beaten – badly – beyond recognition. His face. The thorn pierced brow. The Word speaks of “the travail of his soul” (Isaiah 52;14).
What of our response? The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. (Psalm 34:18). The appropriate response to the broken Saviour is a broken up heart as we acknowledge our sin. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds (Psalm 147:3). Healing is here. Wholeness is here. In His brokenness is our completeness. In His bruising is our healing. Where there is brokenness of heart He can bind up the wounds. The hands that tore the bread can put lives torn by sin back together.