The Boss Is the Glue
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I remember when our local pizza joint got new owners. We were living on the East Coast then and the new owners really turned that place into something pretty impressive. It was a fairly large restaurant. And their menu had more than just pizza on it, although pizza was fine with me.
Suddenly they had good service. It was run very well. It seemed like the owner was always there no matter what time day or night we ate there. He was hands on. So it surprised me one Sunday when I walked in there after church to have dinner with my family. It was 45 minutes after opening and most of the lights were still out! There were no customers and there were just three employees sitting at the counter.
A waitress came up to us and said, "Oh, sorry. Only pizza today and we didn't make it yet." I said, "You just opened! What happened?" He said, "The boss decided not to come in today." It's Sunday! The boss decided not to come in on their maybe busiest day of the week? I said, "Hey, it's a good thing the boss isn't here." And he told the whole story in a few words. He said, "The boss is on vacation." Well, I can tell you this: the boss is definitely important. When the boss is not there, everything falls apart.
It's not what's going on around you; it's what's going on inside you. And as soon as things are together inside you, it's as if Christ is now in control of that part of your life. You are exercising, you are acknowledging His control. If things begin to fall apart, well sometimes you grab the situation. You've got to take charge again. You worry, you work, you plan, and you scheme. That doesn't solve anything. Maybe God brought us together today to remind you to stop and crown Jesus as Lord of that illness, that crisis, that relationship, that need.
Just tell Him, "Lord, anything goes." See, He knows the next step, He knows the results, and it is the One and it is Jesus who brings all things together. What did it say here, "In Him all things hold together." You give that out-of-control part of your life to the Master, and give Him total control.
In a business, in real life, the presence of the boss is always the glue.
© (c) Ronald P. Hutchcraft
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