Making Connections

Something truly eerie was happening at our house.  Our garage door would open and close at its own will and not open and close when we wanted it to do so.  In the middle of the night it would open and yet when I would come home from school it would not open for me.  I finally exhausted all possible explanations within my set of handy-man skills.  I swallowed my pride and called a repair man.  It is so nice to have someone come who knows what is happening.  Quite quickly he discovered two wires making connections when they were not supposed to be doing so.  Any temperature changes which made the wires fluctuant ever so slightly was all that was needed for them to touch or untouch.

There are two lessons inherent in this.  Number one is the importance of making the proper connections in life.  Making the right connection can open doors and create opportunities for us.  Making friends, being connected, with Jesus is very smart.  He can open all manner of doors for us.  He will make sure we end up where we should be.  He can also close doors for us,  ones we want to pass through but He knows better. Proper connections are super important.

The second lesson is having the person who knows what they are doing come to your house.  Jesus said, “I stand at the door and knock.”  Well, I can’t think of anyone more knowledgeable about absolutely everything than Jesus.  When we need something fixed in our lives He’s the repairman to call.  He makes house calls.  But I must say His fees are expensive.   He asks for a full commitment from us to trust Him with our lives and our eternal future.

Written by Roger Bothwell on October 2, 2014

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