The One Where the Panels Appeared Broken

solar panels production email reportSo,  I received an e-mail that said that the solar panels had generated nothing for the previous month. Unfortunately I received it on a day when I couldn’t get to the church to check on the system and so I had to try to put it out of my mind rather than giving in to panic and worry.

The next day I arrived at the church and was relieved to see that the system was generating electricity but unfortunately I didn’t have the time to work out why the panels weren’t communicating with the online monitoring system.

A few days later I had time and so I unplugged the cable from the panels to the router and then plugged it back in again (this is about the limit of my technical skills). The devices immediately started talking to each other again and there was much rejoicing!!

The connection was broken and the two devices weren’t talking to each other, but the good news is that it was easily fixed.

Sometimes, things in life get broken and my prayer is that we would see more of these things being fixed.

Perhaps we have a broken relationship. Will we pray that God would help us to restore it?

Perhaps we are living in fear and we are unable to live our life in the way we once did. Will we pray that God would set us free?

Perhaps we feel like we never have enough time to do anything well. Will we pray that God would help us to manage our time better and that we would be able to say no to things sometimes? Will we learn that we cannot do everything and pace ourselves accordingly?

Perhaps we feel that God is far away from us. Will we open ourselves up to God in order to grow in a relationship with him?

There are lots that is broken in life but the good news is that God is in the business of restoration and reconciliation.

So, what are you experiencing that is broken and will we bring it to God believing that he can fix it?

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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