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One of the taglines associated with the popular Indian glue, Fevicol, is “the ultimate adhesive”. This glue is found in almost every Indian home irrespective of geography or social demographics. It’s the first resort of a student for project work, it’s, a carpenter’s hope, for holding furniture together, it’s a common go-to for fixing a broken household item. But unfortunately, when it comes to holding the fabric of failing families and relationships together in our society and day and age, this ultimate adhesive, too, fails.
The sanctity of marriage and families has been under a constant threat, as spouses often carry the weight of their own brokenness and limitations into their daily lives. The words “I Do” must echo not just on the wedding day, but right through the marriage. They must be spoken when love needs to make a breakthrough in a conflict, they must be spoken when the weight of life is pulling one of the spouses down. But the use of these words has become a blood-moon phenomenon.
These words are used at the altar on that dream day and then forgotten and covered up in the busyness and weight of mundane living. for Jesus followers, the ultimate adhesive that holds our horizontal and vertical relationships in balance is the Holy Spirit. We don’t wrestle with the struggles and challenges of life on our own, Jesus has left us, the Comforter, the Holy Spirit (John 14:15-18).
We forget, that we are enabled to live our lives by the power of the Holy Spirit and the words of the LORD to Zerubbabel in Zechariah 4:6 ought to translate into our daily lives “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,”.
The gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit aren’t necessarily restricted, in terms of functioning, to the four walls of the Church, they must be carried out into our world, but it must be practiced at home first. In fact, it must be evident at the home most!!!
Start by, saying “I do” to your spouse, to your children and siblings and friends all over again. In that, we will be saying, “I do” to the plans and purposes of God, and restoring and reforming the institute of Marriage and we will find sanctity in Marriage and relationships.
Let’s invite the Holy Spirit, The Ultimate Adhesive, into the practicality of our daily lives and claim our families back in Jesus’ Name.
Try saying it …. “I Do”