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Stronger Than Super Glue

Bible Reading: Romans 8:35-39

CRASH! "Oh no!" Carrying a coffee mug with a broken handle, Quon shuffled into the living room where Mom was on her computer. "I broke Dad's favorite mug," he wailed. "It fell when I was taking it out of the dishwasher."

Mom took the mug and looked it over. "I know it was an accident, and Dad will understand. But I think we can fix it. Come with me."

Quon followed Mom to the kitchen, where she took a small tube from a drawer. She removed the cap and squeezed a tiny bead of glue onto each end of the handle. Then she pressed the broken handle to the mug and held it for a few seconds. When she cautiously let go of the handle, it stayed in place. Setting the mug on the counter, she stood back and looked at it. "There," she said. "We'll give it time to dry before we touch it again. Dad will still be able to use it."

"What will happen when we wash it?" asked Quon. "Won't the glue get wet and the handle come off again?"

Mom shook her head. "Not if this glue is as good as people say it is. According to the reviews online, nothing will be able to break the handle off that mug."

"I hope you're right," said Quon, picking up the tube of glue and reading the words printed on the side. "It says here that there's nothing in the world stronger than this glue."

"Well, it may be the strongest glue out there, but I can definitely think of something much, much stronger," said Mom.

"Really?" asked Quon. "What?"

"God's love. The Bible says that nothing can separate us from the love of God. His love is so strong that He sent His own Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins so we could have eternal life with Him."

Quon grinned. "You're right, Mom. No glue can hold up to that!"

Mom picked up the mug and handed it to Quon. "Better tell Dad what happened so he can be extra careful when he uses this."

"Okay, Mom," said Quon. "Thanks."

–Lynn Stamm Rex

How About You?
Did you know that you are loved by God, and that nothing will ever change that? Jesus died for you and then rose again so you could live with Him forever. No matter what you've done, He loves you and offers you forgiveness. No matter what problems you face, He loves you and will help you through them. No matter what happens in this world, God loves you. What a wonderful God!

Today's Key Verse:
Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our LORD. (NLT) (Romans 8:39)

Today's Key Thought:
God always loves you
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