The RIGHT Answer Is Always Jesus

The Answer: Always Jesus

The Right Answer Is ALWAYS Jesus

What about my leaky faucet? Is Jesus really the answer?

leaky faucet

Things will be perfect in heaven. So, will there be leaky faucets in heaven?

I don't know if there will be leaky faucets in heaven. However, it is a good example. What is so bad about a leaky faucet? You say you are not very good with plumbing problems? And plumbers are expensive, very expensive. And a leaky faucet can be really frustrating, especially if the dripping water overflows the sink and ruins your new wood floor. Arrgggg. Now you're really upset, and "justifiably" so!

What is the problem? You or the leaky faucet?

Does Jesus fix leaky faucets? No. Does He fix broken people? Yes. That you are getting angry, and frustrated, and feeling like you are going to cry, is an attitude problem. Jesus fixes you. The promise is that there will be no more tears.

He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. - Revelation 21:3b-4

When our kids were young (grade school and middle school age), we'd go on long road trips in, what was at that time, a 15 year old Chevy van. There were times when we'd be in the middle of nowhere, I'd turn the key, and... nothing. It wouldn't start. It took a 5th and 6th grader, and my wife, pushing our large, extended body van to get it rolling. Then I'd pop the clutch and off we'd go. It wasn't a problem, it was an adventure. The gear shift linkage was sloppy and sometimes jammed the transmission which locked the rear wheels. But, we figured out how to fix it with just a rope or a car jack, depending on how tightly the transmission was jammed. Another time we were going west out of Salt Lake and a monster snow storm came up. A windshield wiper froze up and broke off... again in the middle of nowhere... another adventure. We had a lot of adventures in that old van, and what made them adventures instead of crises was attitude. My son now has that van. It's 45 years old. Why does he keep it? Because, we had A LOT of FUN crises (adventures) in that ol' van.

That's what heaven will be like. We will have the right attitude. There will be challenges. Life is boring without challenges. However, in heaven we'll have the right attitude.

The problem is not that the faucet is leaky, nor that the van is aging, the problem is our attitude. Getting upset. Being frustrated. Crying because things are not going well. That's all an attitude problem, and Jesus is the answer to our attitude problem. Jesus is THE answer... always.

Remember, God is in control. Do you believe that? Then act like it. If God is in control, what’s the problem with a leaky faucet, a tightly jammed transmission, or a broken windshield wiper?


hiding from God

You cannot hide anything from God, and you can't hide from God:

"Can a man hide himself in hiding places so I do not see him?" declares the LORD "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?" declares the LORD. - Jeremiah 23:24

Imagine you have an SD card in your head that records every thought and dream for a month. Then I rent a theater. I invite all of your friends to watch what is on that SD card. How would you feel?

"There is no darkness or deep shadow Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves." - Job 34:22

That's what God sees. Nothing is hidden. He sees everything you do and think. He knows everything you've done wrong... every way you have disobeyed Him... every lie... every time you've taken something that does not belong to you... everything. You can't hide from God. "For all have sinned." (Romans 3:23). He has seen it all, and there will be justice. "The wages of sin is death." (Romans 6:23)

You have a choice. When you die you'll pay the penalty you've earned for breaking God's laws. That means spending eternity separated from God. And that means separated from EVERYTHING that is good. Think about that.

Or accept the gift God offers... trust that Jesus Christ stepped into the courtroom where you have just been judged as guilty. He takes your sentence on himself, and the judge sets you free. Jesus, the Son of God, paid the just penalty you had earned.

"But the gracious gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23