Duct Tape Faith

My son, Andy, loves the old TV show, MacGyver.  He’s taking advantage of summer and working his way through all the seasons.  In fact, many of my posts have been written listening to MacGyver action in the background.

One thing I’ve noticed about the wiry, wily, interesting-haired crime-solver is that he uses a lot of the “handyman’s secret weapon”– duct tape.  Here’s an example of MacGyver in action with the sticky stuff getting out of a sticky situation:

Duct tape binds anything together — wires, wood, plastic and even people (bad guys).

And speaking of binding people together, we have a secret weapon for that, too, Christian –Love.

“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.  From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:15-16

“Bind us together Lord,
Bind us together,
With cords that cannot be broken.
Bind us together Lord, Bind us together Lord,
Bind us together with love…” 
hymn, “Bind us Together, Lord”

“This is my command: Love each other.”  John 15:17

The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”  Romans 13: 9-10

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails… And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”  1Corinthians 13:4-8, 13

God IS love, the Bible says. (1 John 4:8b)  Do you know Him? Click here for a short introduction.  Warning: His love is binding!


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