How the Light Gets In

"Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That's how the light gets in."

(Chorus lyrics to "Anthem" by Leonard Cohen)


"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in."

 I heard those words and HAD to look up the reference online.

 It was one of those 'take-my-breath-away' moments when something speaks to me in a deep and lasting way. These SO speak to my heart!

 This cracked, flawed, broken girl sometimes feels so worthless.

 These words are the reminder that I need…

that  His strength is made perfect in my weakness;

that without the cracks, no Light would be able to shine forth…

that He uses those mistakes in our lives or rough patches in this journey

to use us to minister hope and healing to others.

Ring the bells that still can ring.  Do what you can. Move forward.

 Do the little thing, however insignificant it may seem.

 Listen to the still, small voice.

 Bless who you can. Give of yourself. It will be music to someone's ears.

Forget the perfect offering.  We are not perfect. Neither is my offering.

There is only one Perfect Offering and that is enough.

{So grateful for moments of inspiration from unexpected places.}

Ringing the Bells With You,












About debbierivers

I love to share what I can whenever I can. My goal is to live simply and love lavishly. I enjoy inspiring others with my writing. I am married to Steve and am the mother to two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Jenna, and grandmother to Kinsley. My desire is to encourage and to bless others through my life and my words.
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1 Response to How the Light Gets In

  1. Sheri W says:

    I soooo needed to read this tonight! I cannot thank you enough! I tried to minister to my sister – it ended up being more like meddling and the result was woundedness and heartbreak.
    Thanks for the reminder that we have the hope of glory in these cracked pots!

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