Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Glue

A verb or a noun. To glue -- the act of attaching two items to one another using adhesion. Glue -- the adhesive used to attach two items to each other. My own definitions, but that's what it means to me.



A covenant is spiritual glue. I am glued to God through the covenant of baptism, and I'm glued to my husband through the covenant of marriage. Being glued to someone doesn't mean I'm happy all the time. It means I'm sticking with this person because I sealed myself to the relationship.

And sometimes that's what keeps me going. I love my husband. I love my kids. I love God. But all of them irritate and frustrate me sometimes, so if it weren't for that glue I might just throw up my hands and walk away. In the tough times that can seem like a pretty good plan. So the glue saves me from myself. My selfish longings and ambitions. My fear or unwillingness to see through the tough times and remember the good ones. The glue serves a larger purpose. 

Glue keeps me attached when I don't think I can hold on any longer. And that's a really good thing, because otherwise I'd miss some really amazing stuff.

linking up with Five Minute Friday


1 comment:

  1. oooh, I like this --> Glue keeps me attached when I can't hold on any longer.

    Excellent post. Thanks for sharing! Popping over from FMF :)

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