Friday, 18 April 2014

Five Minute Friday: Glue

I love going to the cinema.
I don't really mind what film we see,
as it's the experience I enjoy.

The big screen.
My coffee.
Popcorn if the boys are with me.
Or a few snacks if it's just Chris and I.

I love films.
And I have a range of films I see over and over...
Mona Lisa Smile
Chicago
Apollo 13
The Illusionist

A few years ago I saw, 'A Joyful Noise'
Now, it's not the most original of story-lines.
A church choir is influenced by two strong women...
Enter Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton
who battle it out for the 'proper worship style'.
But the singing is fab!
Gospel music at it's best.

One of my favourite moments is when Queen Latifah sits at the piano
and sings 'Fix me Jesus'.
It moves me every time.
After all, who wouldn't want to be fixed?

Who wouldn't want their lives to be sorted,
their problems solved
and to live forever, good as new?

Today is Good Friday.

It's the day that Jesus takes my brokenness
my mess
my muddled existence
and he carries it with Him to the cross.

It's not glue that holds me together now,
it's blood;
The blood of the sinless one
who looked at me and thought I was worth dying for.

His death has brought me life.
New life in Him.
I'm fixed.
For today at least.

The beauty of the cross is it's timelessness.
And when I mess up
He stands waiting
Arms outstretched
Calling me
Loving me
Fixing me.

The Coppice
Accrington, Lancashire




1 comment:

sowingseedsofgrace said...

Karen, so glad I stopped by from FMF. Your post is so moving ... not held together by glue but by the blood of Jesus. Quoted not literally but you know the words I mean. Thanks for planting them in my heart today. Happy Easter!