26th January 2012

The God That Fixes It

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 (NKJV)

Recently we heard the sad news of the death of Sir Jimmy Saville.  He had been a larger than life figure on the British entertainment scene and certainly well known for his children’s TV programme ‘Jim’ll Fix It’.

This resulted in a special treat for a few fortunate youngsters who had their wish granted.  These were often childhood wishes which would have no, or little, lasting benefit.

But God is also in the business of fixing it.  Not childhood dreams (although no one can limit God in his dealings), but important, relevant things with everlasting consequences.  He is in the business of making everything work to our good no matter what it is, and often with human beings the thing (the ‘it’) that is broken.

Many of us have such a long list of things which need fixing that we sometimes despair.  We can feel overwhelmed by the state of our lives.  And truly some have such trials and burdens to bear that they feel like they are irreparable.  But to our great God nothing is impossible.  There is nothing in this world that is so damaged that it cannot be repaired by Almighty God.  And the repair will be of an eternal nature, in fact it will be better than new and better than we ever dreamed.

The God that can heal the sick, give sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf and raise the dead, can fix any problem that we have, and/or enable us to bear it until it is fixed once and for all.

Many children wrote in to Sir Jimmy hoping they would be chosen to have their wish fixed and, sadly many (most) were disappointed.  But not so with our Great God.  He will fix everything for everyone, and work everything out to our good—that good will be a blessing forevermore as we live forever with him, well and truly fixed.

Father in heaven, thank you for the confidence we can have in looking to you to fix our faults and failings, and to grant us eternity with you in a new and perfect condition.

Study by David Stirk

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