Love Holds Us Together

Dear Loved Ones,

“There is an old story about a clever spider who managed to construct a magnificent, beautifully patterned web, an elegant work of art. The web was so marvelously constructed that spiders from all over the area came to gaze at it. The web was so symmetrical that if one could have folded it over in the middle, the two sides would have fit exactly over each other. The match was perfect.

The spider of course, was very pleased with its creation. One morning it made its usual inspection of the web, tightening up a knot here and loosening another thread there. All seemed to be in order until the spider saw a thread it didn’t recognize. What could it be? Where did it come from? It was very long, and it didn’t seem to fit. It broke the symmetry . “Who needs it?" the spider thought. And so, the creature bit it off, whereupon the entire web collapsed and the spider had a big fall.

The one essential thread that held the beautifully patterned web together, the thread on which the spider's whole world depended, had been broken: disconnected.” (as told by  Dr Leonard Sweet at a conference I attended)

What is the one thing that holds our life together?  1 Peter, chapter 4 addresses the thread that holds human life together:

Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up. So take nothing for granted. Stay wide awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Peter 4:7,8

This Super Bowl week, the game plan Christ has for our lives can be summed up in, “Stay wide awake in prayer. Most of all love each other.”  Prayer and love are the threads that will not let our lives unravel.

Prayers: For all who mourn the deaths of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the seven others who were killed in the helicopter crash. That we might embrace the time we have together. For political leaders. Our environment. For the wildfires in Australia. The poor.

As the Beatles remind us

Love is all we need.

Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen 



Pastor David J. Jensen

“Let it be ...” Luke 1:38

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