Wow, it's Friday again. Right before Easter. I have been pondering on the heavy weight of what it must have been like for Christ to be in the Garden of Gethsemane, knowing soon He would be betrayed by one of His disciples and be flogged, and then crucified...
My heart is filled with gladness and sadness all at once. Sadness because my dear Savior compassionately saw me- my meanness and pride before time began- yet passionately put Himself down, was humiliated, and died for me.
I'm also glad, because He is seated at the right hand of God, and the completion of his work means purpose and a way for me to know Him and live this life.
What does that have to do with glue? The first verse that popped up into my head was Colossians 3:14
"Beyond all these things, put on love which is the perfect bond of unity."
There it is, glue, bond.
And verse one:
"Therefore, if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God."
So, since I have been raised up with Christ, I love others! How else could I without the work of the cross making me and reminding me how to love correctly! It's really humbling to see how Christ has loved me, flawed and all, I want to love those around me. I find it absolutely essential that if I want others to see the love of Christ that He has for them, I must be able to show that in a way that unifies the body of christ, the Church. I edify her (the church), and encourage, exhort, continuously, and by grace shown in the work of the Cross.
A bit more than five minutes later, that is my prayer on glue today. Be blessed, and have a happy Easter weekend knowing you are loved and therefore can be love to others.