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JUST TURN UP THE MUSIC AND FIX IT WHEN YOU HAVE THE MONEY!

Posted by appolus on October 22, 2014

JUST TURN UP THE MUSIC AND FIX IT WHEN YOU HAVE THE MONEY!

So recently I had a problem with my car. Every time I went over 70mph I could hear a whistling noise. Obviously I was concerned so I checked with the experts……..I googled it. Interesting array of answers and typically if you get seven out of ten people saying the same thing then that is probably the answer. Anyway, as I was looking I came across this solution to my problem ” Just turn up the music and fix it when you have the money.” It made me smile. I could also relate to that solution in my past.

How many people do that with their lives? There is a problem and they know there is a problem but they do not have the resources to fix the problem so they just ” turn up the music.” The music could be sex or drugs or rock and roll or food or politics, you name the music, as long as it drowns out the underlying problem. If the problem persists, just turn it up louder, get more drunk, more sex more politics and so on until your life is in ruins and still the underlying problem exists.

Jesus met a woman at the well. This woman had underlying problems. She was at the well at a time when other women would not be there, in fact when no one should have been there. And there she meets Jesus. How like Jesus to meet a person when they have burned every bridge, when there is really no one left to turn to. Like a surgeon Jesus asks the question ” where is your husband?” The woman replies that she has no husband. It was a great shame for a woman of this age not to be married in those days. It turns out that the woman had five previous husbands and the man she was currently living with was not her husband. We know the names she would have been called, it would not have been pretty.

Fortunately for the woman she had just encountered a resource that was limitless. She no longer had to turn up the music, for the underlying problem was going to be taken care of by a resource that had no end. An eternal well of purity and hope and love and forgiveness and power. A well that would never run dry, a well that would quench every thirst.

Now, the proper thing for me to do when my car is not working and it is something beyond my ability to fix is to take it back to the manufacturer. Who better to know how to fix my car than the folks that built it? Who better to know how to fix your soul than the God who made you? Is it time to turn down the music? Come to the well that will never runs dry. God sees your heart He knows instantly what ails you. Maybe you have been married five times? Maybe you have went through many different men or women in an attempt to find the intimacy you crave? Yet sin and brokenness are barriers, a doorway that stands in the way of entering into the fullness of life and what God would have you to be. Come to the well, come to Jesus. He has life-giving water and when you drink of this, you shall never thirst again. This is His promise to you.

2 Responses to “JUST TURN UP THE MUSIC AND FIX IT WHEN YOU HAVE THE MONEY!”

  1. patchingcracks said

    Great analogy. I related to this well. Thanks for sharing.

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