Bread Box for the Broken
Rebecca J. Wetzler
Anyone else have childhood memories of watching the comedy variety show Hee Haw? Their silly song ‘Gloom, despair and agony on me-e! Deep dark depression, excessive misery-y,' was meant to be funny. And it was. However, it resonated with my young heart and spirit on a deeper level; already, from that young age, a shadowy melancholy plagued my quality of life and threatened my necessary daily functioning. How does one conquer deepening internal blackness? For me, it has only been through faith in the Lord that my soul is able to challenge the untruths forecast by the darkness. John 8:12 says, ‘When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”' This has proven true over and over again; no matter how black the darkness gets, there is always the Holy Spirit's steady glow to lead me out again. Through Bread Box for the Broken I share the scriptural light I have found through the years, proving there is blessed hope for life's journey through God's Word. Jesus says in John 6:35, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” Just as bread and water nourish our bodies, partaking of spiritual bread nourishes the soul with timeless truths, and we all may realize our lives are full of blessings the darkness can no longer hide.