He Can Fix It
At about 11 PM the other night one of the guys in a recovery program sent me the video to the song "Jesus Will Fix It" as sung by Lee Williams.
To say that it lit me up would be an understatement. I could not sleep for awhile as I listened to this song many times before fading away in total confidence and peace.
So tonight at the ATB/SLR meeting and tomorrow at the SBS Celebration this will be my topic. And it fits in perfectly with this time of year when God did fix the problem here on earth by reconciling mankind to him. Problem is we keep breaking it again and again by trying to fix things ourselves and then realizing in total frustration, we cannot.
We come to a crossroads where we look and see trouble on our left, more trouble on our right, a mountain pile of problems in front of us, and we realize we can't go back because it is even worse back there. Almost out of force, we have to look up for answers and ask the question, God, can you fix it?
Sometimes the answer comes slowly because we have not consulted Him in quite awhile. And when he does answer, he answers sometimes with a question, "Can I fix it"? For sure, but we have to lay down our drugs, our bottles, our needles, our compulsions and our dysfunctions at the foot of the cross where it was all fixed in the first place. We surrender our problems to the master fixer.
It may sound too simple to refer to God this way, but when you have a leak you call a plumber, when you have termites you call pest control, when your tooth is buckling you over in pain you call a dentist. All experts in their field, but there is only one expert at changing the heart of a man or woman going wrong, and he was born on Christmas day, He is our greatest gift and our only permanent repair.
Merry Christmas to all and thank you for supporting and being a part of ATB!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.