There’s a hole…

By Jann Cobb
There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza,
There’s a hole.
Then fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Then fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, fix it.
With what should I fix it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what should I fix it, dear Liza, with what?

Do you remember this song?  It started running through my mind this morning as I sat looking out the window.  In front of me were three large windows that look out onto the lake.  I love just gazing at the sky, the water, the birds and the hole in the screen?  “How long has that been there?” I wondered to myself.

Over a year ago, our dog Spunky had jumped up onto the screen and tore several small holes in it.  We didn’t want to look at those nasty little holes , nor did we want to go and fix the screen,  so we just turned it around so that the holes were now at the top of the screen.  Then if we wanted, we could just pull the blinds down far enough to cover the holes and all is well!  Sometimes we didn’t even remember that the holes were there.  We are just so used to them, we don’t even see them.

Aren’t we like this with other things as well?  From the time of Adam and Eve in the garden we have tried to hide ourselves from God and from the consequences of our sin.  Moses tried it, Achan tried it, David tried it and Peter tried.  Sometimes we just try to ignore it and try to forget that it is even there.

There’s a hole in the bucket!

Often I just ignore the hole and I pretend everything is okey dokey, meanwhile stuff is dripping everywhere.  I pretend,  just like the Pharisees did, that everything looks perfectly fine but inside, I am a mess!

  Then fix it!

Like pulling the screen down, or rearranging the screen, I also try to make adjustments, rationalizations or accommodations for my sin.  I try to fix myself.  Eventually however, everything is found out!

“No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed.  Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.  For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.”  Luke 8:16-17

With what shall I fix it?

There is only one way that we can be fixed, healed, and restored!  The greatest news is that God doesn’t just want to fix us, He wants to remake us!  Completely new!  It starts with asking him to do so.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”  I John 1:9

Then he makes us completely new.

“If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! ” IICorinthians 5:17

Father, here is my bucket.  I don’t want to try an fix it any more.  Can I have a new one please?  Thank you for your promises of a new life full of your forgiveness, healing and love!  Jann

About Jann
Married to my sweetheart for 28 years. Together we have ministered in many countries serving God and His people.  We have two lovely daughters Jeni and Lissa.  Each week I have the honor of sharing God’s word at the Journey Bible study and love teaching and exploring God’s word.  I have 2 other passions, dark chocolate and biking.  My blog is a way to share about my love for the one who has saved and redeemed me.  All for Him and His glory.

3 comments for “There’s a hole…

  1. Glendia Little
    September 27, 2011 at 6:35 AM

    Wow. So much great information on this site. You are definately a good writer. I am a new creation in Christ however, I was saved several years ago. I have been in church all my life but now El Shaddai is in me!!!! What an AWESOME God we have. Here is a prayer that is close to my heart.
    I have never thanked you for my thorn.
    I have thanked you a 1,000 times for my roses,
    But not once for my thorn.
    Thou divine love whose human path,
    Has been perfected by suffering.
    Teach me the glory of my cross,
    Teach me the value of my thorn.

    With direction I would love to be an active writer on site. Through site preparation and development, I am sure that my testimony and people that have shared with me — The little corner of Pikeville, Ky. could help the site contribute to defeating the enemy that lurks among us. However, with all things considered “I fear the wrath of God, rather than a wanna be. Fo-Sho.”

  2. September 27, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Thank you Glendia for your encouragement. I am praying that you would grow more and more in love with Jesus!

  3. June 26, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Okay…I know this is an older post but I love that song!! Even though I am an adult I find myself in situations where it just pops into my head. I enjoyed reading how God actually used it for inspiration! I will now have your added thoughts in my head the next time I find myself singing…there’s a hole in my bucket. Thank you for sharing.

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