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"Putting Yourself Back Together" - by Rev. Weldon Bares

One of the hardships of traveling in our day and time is having to go through security.

I think back to visiting the White House Visitor Center some time ago. When going through security, I had to take everything out of my pockets, take off my coat, shoes, and watch. I even had to take off my belt.

After everything was scanned, I had to put myself back together. So, I put my money, wallet, keys, and cell phone back in my pockets. I put my shoes back on. Then I walked a few feet away from the scanner to put my belt back on my jeans.

A husky security guard came up to me and said, “Sir, you can’t stop here. You have to keep going through the doors,” pointing down the hallway. I said, “But I need to put on my belt. My pants are about to fall down.” He didn’t give it a second thought and responded, “I’m sorry, sir, but you have to keep moving.”

So, with my belt and coat in one hand and holding my jeans up with the other hand, I walked through the door, then I stopped and continued putting myself back together. Nothing is easy, right?

Do you ever feel that way about your life? Sometimes we know that things are just not right, and we need to put ourselves back together, but there are so many obstacles. Inevitably, there is someone who says “Hey, not here. You have to keep on moving.”

I am so thankful today that God can put us back together in the right way. These words of wisdom are found in Ecclesiasticus 33:13, "As the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand." When we don’t have it all together, God can remake us. When we fall apart at the seams, God can put us back together again!

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