I have a very thin scar where they put in my new knee. There are no little pin points on either side of the scar because the doctor did not stitch it shut. He glued it. I have a few crowns on my teeth that were glued in place. Last week a Honda hit me while I was waiting at a traffic light. It wasn’t hard, but it left a small tear in my bumper. As soon as it gets warm enough outside I am going to glue it back. Glue is wonderful stuff.
I have met some people who know how to solve problems. They know how to hold families, churches and organizations together. They are the glue of society. They know exactly what to do after someone else has broken something important. They are fixers.
Death came to the home of Jesus’ friend Lazarus. Jesus knew what to do. He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus come forth.” Lazarus came forth. It was wonderful for Mary and Martha. It was a death knell for Lucifer. Lucifer claimed the dead belonged to him. He tore that family apart and determined to keep it that way because he hates us to be happy. Jesus glued that family back together. And so it will be for the entire world and universe. The hater of all that is good rent the beautiful tapestry of God’s Kingdom. He filled it with horror and sorrow. But Jesus meant it when He said, “I am the resurrection and the life.”
Jesus will glue whole every broken family, every torn life and reputation, every broken heart will be new again with the glue of Jesus power and love.
Written by Roger Bothwell on February 27, 2015
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