The Ultimate Fixer

Daddy could fix anything. A lawn mower, refrigerator, a sagging floor and a leaky roof. His fixing wasn’t limited to appliances or motors. He fixed earrings and untangled the most delicate bracelet. He had whatever he needed to fix it, because he kept every tool he ever owned and every nail, nut, and bolt he ever came across.

I’m sure there were plenty of things he couldn’t fix, but I didn’t know about it. As he aged Daddy invested less and less time fixing things, like appliances, and called a repairman to do it. 

Older or wiser. Or just tired. Daddy learned to call someone else who knew more about what needed fixing.

Sometimes, like Daddy, I realize there’s nothing more I can do. I have to let go and let someone else who knows better give it a try. Or maybe it’s just time to move out of the way. It may be that I played my part, and now someone else has to play a part to finish it.

There are things I have no business trying to fix in the first place. Like people. God asks that I love people. Not fix them.

God is the ultimate Fixer. He heals broken hearts and mends fractured lives. He restores hope and is the most tender Comforter you’ll ever know. God fixes things. And His specialty is people. Because He touches hearts.

We all have broken parts of our lives. Give it to the One who has everything needed to fix it.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed. People who do what is right may have many problems, but the Lord will solve them all. He will protect their very bones; not one of them will be broken.

Psalm 34:18-20

Photo by Ricky Kharawala on Unsplash

5 Comments

  1. brucewmartin on September 22, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Good stuff once again !

  2. Harriett (Jan ) Griffin on September 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Yes, your Daddy was a fixer, not only with appliances, gadgets, jewelry and etcetera, he helped and fixed things for friends, family, co-workers and strangers. He didn’t fix lives, but he helped in telling so many about God and what He would do in one’s life, only if we ask God into our life and live by his word. Wayne was a wise man, husband and father. I miss him so much.

    Mom

    • mariegriffith on September 22, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      I miss him very much!! Love you Mom.

  3. Melissa Hall on April 3, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    I read this and then Mom’s words from over five years ago. The tears are flowing. I miss them both so much, but I’m so thankful they are in Heaven with Our Father. I am so thankful that they were our parents. I’m so thankful for all our loved ones. Oh and that God our Father loved us so much that he sent Jesus, His only begotten Son to die so that we could have everlasting life. I’m just so thankful! Thanks for sharing Marie!

    • marieg on April 3, 2020 at 9:52 pm

      I was blessed immensely by Mom’s words and the thoughts of Dad, and how we celebrated his birthday each year. I’m very thankful for our family. God is a good, good Father.

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