My daughter called to say her family was coming for a visit from New York so we purchased a new blow up mattress for one of the boys to use. Barb filled it several times with a pump but it kept deflating. She asked me to give it a try & I discovered that the valve was loose. I tightened the valve, filled it once again & we were good to go. Don’t you just love to fix things? It sort of makes you feel like a hero.
God has the same passion for repair. Many people look at how wicked our society has become & are ready to be done with it; they’re waiting for God’s judgment to fall & fall hard. “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved,” John 3:17. Until judgment falls, Jesus is ever working to restore what is broken, right up to the final moment.
We need to get out of the stands where those hoping to see fireworks are sitting & do what we can to further God’s agenda of repair & renewal. May God find us working the fields of harvest not condemning our neighbors or writing obituaries.