The Church that does Glueing

glue-38201A mum described Orchard Baptist Church today us as the church that does glueing.

She was on her way to our toddler group and was bringing her 3 year old daughter who hadn’t been to the group since she had started pre school several months earlier.

As they drove along, her daughter was asking where they were going which is when her mum defined us as the church that glues.

Shouldn’t this be the description of any church?

We should be expecting the glue of God’s love, presence and power to fix things.

We can see people’s relationship with God and our relationships with one another fixed and restored when the church is acting as a place that glues.

Do we believe there are things that God can’t fix? Is anything too difficult for him?

Ironically we didn’t do any glueing at toddlers today but the toddler in question was happy to do the finger painting that was on offer instead.

God calls us to work with him to fix and restore things. Will we join him with what he is doing?

God, help us to be a people that glue for your glory.

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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