10 October 2016

Under construction (not this blog)


Major cities, even lesser cities, are experiencing the pain and discomfort of road closures, of widening current avenues, and making our paths from point A to point B that much easier. But in the meantime, it's not easier. Nothing about construction zones is easy.

Not only on roads and bridges, but on rooftops and building sites across the country, the tough have to keep getting tough and climbing on ridiculous angles, helping shape the architecture of the next quarter-century.

24 hours from now, I will be gathering with Jewish people in Bondi here in Sydney. And it will be time to hear Kol Nidre and to enter into the 24 hours of the Day of Atonement (See Leviticus chapters 16, 17 and 23 for more infoamtion) This is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, a day to reflect on our sins and God's awesome love and desire to forgive us. Does He? How do we appropriate this?

Of course, to be repaired on your roof, your roadway, or your reprobate mind, you have to admit a need first. No repairman comes to the roadside unless he's called. No Maytag repairman comes to fix your washing machine unless you ring the phone number. We have to be humble enough to make the call, and wait, and watch the repair take place.

If that describes you; if you are at that point in your life when you need to admit a desire for a fix, for a serious repair job, then now is the time to call on God. Now is the time to ask for His help. Your name doesn't have to be Trump or Roethlisberger, you can be a Smith or Mendelsohn or Chang. God loves everyone and wants to give us each eternal life.

You have to admit your need, and come under His care. Admit you are Under Construction. That's the safest and best place to be! Jesus said, "If anyone is thirsty let him come to Me and drink, and out of his belly will flow rivers of living water." (John 7)

and again John quoted Yeshua (Jesus' Hebrew name) who said, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only son so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." (3.16). Jesus is the real answer to the disrepair in our lives.



G'mar chatimah tovah.

Photo credit: By the author. All construction photos are here

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