TODAY THE WORDS are MENDING FENCES. Not all of us have worked on a farm, but some of us have helped when a fence needed repair or as we say in the South, “We have some fences that need mending”.
In life, I can’t recall a time that all people think alike and agree on everything. We have different schedules, goals, careers, hobbies, loves and dislikes. Sometimes, words spoken can have a different meaning that is expressed and this blog may shed light on how we can create our own drama by tearing down a fence or destroying a relationship simply by not considering how our words affect another.
As we see the meaning of “mending” in the dictionary is:
|Noun Things to be repaired by sewing or darning: “a muddle of books and mending”.|
|Synonyms repair – mend – correction – refit – darning|
| The reason I wanted to show the meaning of mending is the synonyms for this word and how my thoughts are going this morning. “Repair” -“mend” – “correction” – “refit” – “darning” are words that we should use in our lives. Not too many of us will ever experience the actual art of “mending fences” but what about mending fences in our lives? A lot of us have people that during our lifetime we have had disagreements and have torn down relationship fences. We have said things in anger or disapproval that in time need to be “fixed”. Mending is repairing or correcting; so there lies the need to correct or repair relationships, friendships, families, and/or co-workers. I think we can reap the rewards of mending fences by looking at a “job well done” when we have spoken or hashed out our differences and made peace. Have you heard stories of how sisters or brothers; parents or children; business partners; and in extreme cases husband and wife not speaking for long periods of time? Those are fences in bad need of mending. Let’s mend fences with those we love and look at our life in a proud accomplishment. I read a post on a social media which disturbed me by its wording. It seemingly grouped social media friends as superficial and not REAL friends. Not that I don’t believe any one is capable of appearing superficial but to lop everyone in that same category is border line superficial in itself. We have different relationships, all which are based on what is going on in our lives. Some might get offended by this “generalized throw everyone one in and even the kitchen sink” theory, but the writer probably was calling out a few who had offended them in some way. Our words carry a lot of weight so it is as important to learn to take words as grains of salt and make up your mind if the fence is worth repairing or should you just tear it down. Your choice…..|
Now for the deeper thought.….Has God repaired or mended you? He is the Master Carpenter, Handiman, and Architect and will gladly add an addition to your home, His Love, Mercy and Grace if you contract with Him to live a life filled with love, charity, understanding, and forgiveness and repentance.
FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. 23I assure you that you can say to this mountain, ‘May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,’ and your command will be obeyed. All that’s required is that you really believe and do not doubt in your heart. 24Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you will have it. 25But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too
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