God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.
― Vance Havner, (1901-1986, Havner often described his ministry as more of an old-time exhorter or revivalist than an evangelist: “I have come to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable”).