They say duct tape can fix everything

Dear man of the house, I don’t think that assertion is very true.

I know it fixes a lot of things –

The stove.

The fridge.

The car.

Even torn duct tape….

(Plus there was that one time you tried to fix my broken heels with duct tape – it was then I knew you still didn’t get the chemistry between a woman and her shoes – but that is a story for another day).

So yes, I see that duct tape can fix a lot of things – ALMOST everything, but NOT everything.

You can’t put duct tape on adverse circumstances caused by poor choices.

Or on missed opportunities.

Or on the peace we forfeit when we let anger get the best of us….

I know that this is not a point we would agree on for a while, but we do not need those stacks of duct tape that go on nearly forever (I stopped counting at seventeen).

But we do need Jesus.

He can fix those adverse circumstances caused by poor choices.

And missed opportunities.

And the peace we forfeit when we let anger get the best of us….

And all that talk about “If duct tape can’t fix it, then it’s broke forever” – Well, you really do need to reconsider that stance.

Because I do know that there’s nothing my Jesus can’t do.

And there’s absolutely nothing He can’t fix – including the stove, the fridge, the car, even torn duct tape….

And most certainly broken shoe heels too.

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62 thoughts on “They say duct tape can fix everything”

  1. This made me smile. We are a family who uses duct tape for just about everything, but there are quite a few problems that can only be fixed by Jesus. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. So good.
    I appreciate the tender heart beating behind these words. And yes, there are some things that even duct tape cannot repair. So thankful that Jesus is the One who binds up the broken with something far stronger and more permanent.

  3. ;). Beautiful! If it moves and it shouldn’t, use duct tape; if it should move and it doesn’t, use WD-40 ;). But honestly, God CAN fix everything–he can move us AND patch us back together again.

  4. Great post, Boma! While there are things in our life that do work to fix things, the ultimate “fixer” and healer is Jesus Christ! Thanks for a great post.

  5. I loved this! My dad used to always say that duct tape fixes everything. You are right, Jesus does fix everything. He covers and protects us from further breaking or damage. His love keeps us secure. Great post!

  6. I enjoyed reading your article. As I reflected on it, I thought how often we turn to other things or ways to find solutions and fix things. But as you suggest, we should first look vertically to Jesus, resting in the confidence that He will help us find a way through.

  7. I love this analogy so much! Duct Tape Jesus! I’m thankful to rely on someone far stronger than duct tape, too. 🙂

    • Thanks for visiting, Emily. Blessings to you. And yes, we do need Jesus in our everyday circumstances.

  8. Sooooo true! And they make duct tape so cute nowadays–not just the simple boring gray color anymore! Duct tape can fix a lot of things, but praise God that Jesus is the Master Carpenter, and ultimate healer of our souls!

  9. Wow, that is a LOT of duct tape!! Are they at least a variety of shades & designs?? Have you seen those leopard print ones?

    I was so proud of myself for fixing our vacuum cleaner the other day with duct tape! That said – even duct tape is a temporary fix or patch. With Jesus we get a whole new.. shoe, vacuum cleaner, or stove.. he makes all things new and whole. 🙂

    • Ha! More shades and varieties means more duct tape! And, yes, Jesus does make all things new. Thanks for visiting, Christina. Blessings to you.

    • Tiffiney! I’d be wary! Next thing you know, they’d be telling you “If duct tape can’t fix it, then you need more duct tape”. Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you.

  10. Love this! We do want quick easy and yes, too often ineffective fixes. So thankful for Jesus the only One who can meet our greatest needs and fix what is broken within us. Blessings!

  11. “Because I do know that there’s nothing my Jesus can’t do.” Amen, Boma! Thanks for linking up at the #LMMLinkup. Blessings to you!
    We won’t have a linkup tomorrow per the holiday.

  12. Boma … a sheer gift to run into you this morning via someone’s blog. I was drawn by your avatar and your site and your words made me smile big.

    Even before 7:30 am.

    Bless you …

  13. Loved your thoughts! There is a hidden power that cures our sorrow, turns bad circumstance into good one, and motivates us throughout this wonderful life.

  14. This is such a great post! Duct tape is great at fixing lots of things, but as you have so ably stated, NOT everything. I wonder if those who would try to fix a woman’s shoe with duct tape and who say that anything not fixable with duct tape is not worth fixing would sing a different tune if required to fix the dents in their car caused by a traffic accident.

    • Good point, Ruth! They’d probably be singing a different tune. Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you.