Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Wow, there are so many things that stick things together, aren't there? How many can you name? I am sure you have used tape to wrap a present. How many of you have papers that have been stapled together? What about using glue to make a nice art picture at school? To hang posters on the wall, people may use tacky puddy.

We just finished decorating our church for vacation Bible school. Everything looked really cool as looked around one last time before turning off the lights and locking up for the night. The next day was the start of VBS. When we got back to the church to do some last minute preparation, we walked into the sanctuary and ..OH NO …. the banners that were hung on the wall fell down. The tape we used didn't hold up. We had to try something better.

I remembered that I had a roll of my husbands duct tape in the car. Do you know what duct tape is? It is very heavy duty tape and it is very sticky. Some people think duct tape can fix just about anything.

We hung the banners up with strips of duct tape. There, that ought to do it.. And it did just that. It held up everything wonderfully. It was just what we needed.

One thing about duck tape is that if the sticky sides get stuck together, you can not take it back apart. It is mega super duper heavy duty powerfully strong. It reminded me of another kind of strength that is never able to be separated.

The love of God is the strongest bond ever. His love is stronger than that sticky duct tape. I wouldn't try to separate His love from you. It is absolutely impossible to do. No matter how much we sin and do things that God doesn't want us to do, He will always love us.

In God's precious word, the Bible, it tell us in Romans 8 :38-39

“ For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height , nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

There is joy in knowing that God will always love us. When you feel like you are falling apart from God, remember that He holds you with His mega super duper heavy duty powerful strong Love that never lets go.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

He Was There All the Time


Do you look for acceptance through other people? Whether is be in relationships of significant others, marriage, friendships, bosses or church family? I seem to do this. I seek approval of people.

Am I doing this right? Do you love me? Am I good enough? What can I do to make me likeable? What is it that will make me important through your eyes? How many times do I need to get your attention in order for my self esteem to be built up high enough?

The list could go on and on.

I woke up this morning turning on my computer I saw the words of a song that caught my interest. It is also words that my dear close Christian friends spoke to me this week. He was there all the time. I quickly looked up the song. What powerful words came   through the speakers.

After listening to it, I played it again and again soaking and basking in the message. God touched my heart once more with the reassurance I needed. I pray you will take a minute to listen to the song that made a difference this morning for me. I hope it blesses you.

Remember God will love you unconditionally. There is nothing you have to do to be loved more by Him than what He does right now. Turn to Him. He will be there all the time.

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
 1 John 4:16