I learned a thing or two in the past couple days about connections.

It wasn’t very pleasant at first.

The faucet in our kitchen sink had started to fall apart…literally. So, wifey and I found ourselves in Lowes picking out a new faucet, going back and forth with each other, until we finally settled on a faucet that satisfied both her good taste and my cheapness.

I felt pretty confident when I brought the new faucet inside and started taking it out of the box. The last one I’d installed had been a breeze; the instructions were simple, everything fit perfectly, and I didn’t need that many tools to get it done. I was done within a couple of hours…maybe less.

But that had been about 5 years ago. And I wasn’t prepared for the fact that the new faucet was completely incompatible with our old water supply lines.

Thus began a two day exercise in frustration…which featured multiple trips back and forth to Lowes, numerous water sprays to the face, and a bruise on my lower back from laying on the bottom edge of our kitchen sink for too long.

Fun stuff.

I made one last trip to Lowes, praying as I walked through the automatic doors, hoping that I would find exactly what I needed to finally get this done. And then I did something that I hadn’t really thought to do over the past day or so.

I asked for help.

I explained my situation to an employee, and was immediately directed to a tiny metal adapter. They said it would allow me to connect the new faucet supply lines with the old ones in my kitchen sink. It worked without a hitch.

And then I had a bit of an epiphany.

I was the old, sinful kitchen sink…with obsolete supply lines…incompatible with a holy God, and unable to connect with Him. And trying to fix the connection issue on my own only caused me a bunch of stress, pain, and frustration.

I needed an adapter…a connector. Thankfully, Jesus stepped up to offer His assistance.

And all I had to do was ask for help.

 

Written by Wayne

Wayne is a husband, father, avid reader and writer, and youth minister who happens to believe that Jesus is central to every aspect of life…the individual, family, society, government, philosophy, the arts…and everything in between.

He’s committed to challenging preconceived notions about what it means to follow Jesus, and seeks to engage the culture instead of running from it.

8 comments

  1. Awesome analogy son, I like how u connected a real life situation with a spiritual lesson. Great job!
    Love,
    Dad

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