By Robin J. Steinweg –
I’ll fix you! This is beyond fixing. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Daddy, can you fix my remote-control car? I’ll go fix lunch. That election was fixed. We fixed the date for our wedding.
Ple-e-e-e-ase fix my printer! Fix these grades or else. Got the dog fixed. Don’t fix blame on everybody else. I’m fixin’ to head south. No worries, it’ll be a quick fix. It’s easier to toss it than to fix it.
Face it. We are folks with a fixation for fixing things.
Parents fix formula for babies and boo-boos for toddlers. Students fix mistakes. Teachers fix students’ mistakes. Medical personnel fix broken bones or worn-out parts. Computer technicians and programmers fix the world for computer users. Government leaders try to fix the world.
Everything and everyone needs fixing. It’s the oldest problem we have. Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden and introduced entropy—the measure of disorder in a system—the tendency of everything toward chaos, breakdown and decay.
In case anyone doubts that I’ve fixed upon a truth here, let me suggest we imagine how my kitchen looks if I neglect it even for a day. Or the bathroom sink. Or the kids’ bedrooms. Picture the house siding in a month’s time. It’s as sure a law as gravity—left to follow the natural course of things, our very lives are headed for destruction.
Is there a fix for the human condition? Of course there is! God has shown His love for us in this: Jesus Christ died for us while we were still sinners. Like the dirty dishes in the sink, we can’t clean ourselves. We must look to Him to do it for us. And then He makes plans for us, plans to give us a future and a hope. A permanent fix!
AUTHOR QUOTE: As we fix our eyes on Jesus in faith, He doesn’t only repair us; He makes us new.
“But my eyes are fixed on You, Sovereign Lord” (Psalm 141:8a NIV).
Today’s devotional is by Robin J. Steinweg. Robin’s life might be described using the game Twister: the colored dots are all occupied, limbs intertwine (hopefully not to the point of tangling), and you never know which dot the arrow will point to next, but it sure is fun getting there!