As a family, we really enjoy spending time together with friends. I am so thankful to God for how He has knitted my family together with other families and I pray that my readers receive that same blessing. One night we were over to a couple’s house for dinner. While we were around the table eating, me, my wife and the husband were all engrossed in conversation about work projects, college teaching, ministry work, technology … You name it. The husband is really gifted in all things technological. My wife and I aren’t! So we take every opportunity to learn from him and my wife said to him something to effect of, “How do I repay you?” Meaning, what do I bring to the friendship? Then she said jokingly, “Well, I guess if you’re ever in need of an educational consultant – I’m your guy … Or better yet, being married to a retired police officer I can offer you a get-out-of-jail-free card.” We all laughed. This all sparked his wife to join in and say, “My husband and you guys are all so gifted and talented, but I’m just average. There is nothing about me that stands out.” That’s when I stepped in, I mean when the Holy Spirit in me stepped in, and I said, “You are the glue that binds.” She gave me a puzzled look so I went on to explain that she was the one who orchestrated this whole evening of hospitality and fellowship. She was kind of like the glue that keeps us together as friends. The interesting thing about glue is that it’s powerful but invisible … Think of all the things that have glue holding it together but you can’t see the glue. You might even forget that it’s there.
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