Broken, But Still Working

Steve Skiver   -  

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  We’ve all heard that saying. There is a corollary: “It might be broke, but it still works.” We all have had that toy, gadget, appliance, or other possession that still works “if you jiggle it a little” or just needs a certain procedure that only you know, to get it to operate; that remote with the wonky button.  While not a total catastrophic meltdown, the thing still works well enough, and only a mild annoyance to get it to work. Now, there may be reasons to continue to use the broken item: some sentimental, some economic, some irrational, some rational; sometimes just ignoring the brokenness.

It is easy to point out the broken for someone else; however, let someone point out my broken but still working… well, see it still works… What is broken but  still works for you? What is broken but still works for your family? What is broken but still works for your congregation? … For local government? … For the nation? … For the world? What needs to be jiggled a little? What is broken that should not be ignored?


While they were eating, Jesus took bread. When he had blessed it, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “Take it. This is my body.” From <>


Broken, but still working for the forgiveness of sin: for you.



Broken, forgiven, and a new creation in Christ,

Steve Skiver