Broken – Five Minute Friday

Broken bread, a last meal

Broken will, a Father’s plan

Broken heart, betrayal’s kiss

Broken promise, words of denial

Broken religion, misplaced fear

Broken justice, hands washed and a criminal freed

Broken skin, flogged with a lead

Broken pride, jeering and mocking

Broken tree, felled for death

Broken vessels, iron ripping flesh

Broken bones, but not for Him, a prophecy fulfilled

Broken people, grief overwhelming

Broken spirit,  “My God, why have you forsaken me”

Broken curtain, a temple in ruin

Broken, Broken, Broken

Broken, but not forgotten
***It’s Five Minute Friday*** and the rules are really quite simple.  One word, five minutes that turn into words on a screen.  Won’t you join us over at Lisa-Jo Baker’s and read some bravery.


  1. Love the way you used the word today. Have a blessed and beautifully broken but pieced back together by grace Easter weekend sister!

    • Thank you friend… and we have been pieced together haven’t we… So glad His grace covers my brokeness. Blessed Easter to you Jessica.

  2. Simply beautiful. Words made prayer in the overflow of your heart’s expression. Thank you for a powerful reflection, Tonya, that links so many aspects of brokenness. May you be greatly blessed by remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice of brokenness for you. Over here for the first time from Lisa-Jo’s page. Lovely to meet you and read your offering today. Happy Easter! 🙂

    • Joy – thank you friend. And thank you for stopping by. Praying that your Easter will be filled with the rememberance of sacrifice, brokeness and redemption

  3. Beautiful. Broken but not forgotten…may we choose to remember this every day. Have a blessed Easter! 🙂

  4. Wow my friend… you took my breath away! So beautifully powerfully redeemingly True… Love this! (What? Are you going for two weeks in a row? Congrats on that btw… look at you go!)

  5. Oh my goodness, this is simply gorgeous! Visiting from FMF.

  6. Your words are so beautiful and touching. Thanks you so much for sharing you heart

  7. Wow! I love your unique take on the prompt. Very moving.

  8. Compelling post, written by a beautiful woman!
    Love this, Tonya!! I love, love, LOVE the picture of the broken curtain. The depth of meaning there just thrills my heart every time that I contemplate it!! Thanks for drawing my heart to it once again!

    • Becky… it’s one of my most favourite images as well.. The broken curtain (temple) because Christ died so our hearts could be come the temple of worship.

  9. seriously? this was amazing. i love all the ways you see broken in the story of redemption. Thank you friend. Love this piece.

    • Friend? Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely words here. I am so grateful that we all come broken but we are never forgotten – His grace it covers.

  10. Beautiful, Tonya!! I love how you bring so many broken things to mind! The torn curtain is always the part that stands out to me, it’s the one thing that gives us all direct access to our God.

    • Amy, YES! The ruined temple – because the temple no longer exists with stones and mortar – no He died so it could reside in us! What a glorious gift…

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