Friday, May 1, 2015


Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, I was an Elvis fan. He had 18 Number 1 hits. Among them was, Stuck on You. It was his 13th Number 1 single, his first Number 1 single of the 60’s, and his first Number 1 single after his two years of active duty. “I’m gonna stick like glue, yeah, yeah, because I’m, uh, uh, stuck on you.” They don’t right songs like that anymore!

Stickablility. It’s a good thing when you want it, but where do you find it? Well, you could go to your neighborhood market and get “Gorilla Glue” or “Super-D-Duper Glue.” Stronger still are crustaceans like barnacles and mussels. Perhaps you’ve seen them fastened to rocks along the shoreline or on the hulls of ships. You talk about stickability! MIT researchers are studying these shellfish hoping to develop a waterproof glue so strong that it can repair ships. [1]

I know something stronger. It’s the love of God. It’s so strong that nothing can separate us from it [Romans 8:39]. According to the Bible, if you are a Christ follower, God has poured out His love in your heart [Romans 5:5]. And think about this, as Christ followers, we are stuck together in that love. Paul said it more eloquently when he told the Colossian Christ followers that we are “knit together in love” [Colossians 2:2].

The Body of Christ is made up of believers from every walk of life. And it is the love of Christ that unites us—glues us together. In a day when our culture has marginalized the Bible and its message, we need to stick together. Nothing can make us more stickable than our common love of Christ.

But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. Colossians 3:14

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