I’ve heard it said of some ministers that they could use faith like a mechanic uses a wrench. What a fantastic statement. I’ve been taught faith for years, but to hear it compared with such a natural application caught me off guard.

As the son of a part-time handyman, I was introduced to wrenches at an early age. Like all aspiring mechanics, I learned “righty tighty, lefty loosey.” My dad taught me the importance of getting the correct size and avoiding an adjustable wrench when possible. But ultimately, I learned when a wrench was needed and how to use it properly.

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Tim Hughes is a lay minister and elder at Ascension Life Church in Athens. He can be reached at tim@thramb.com

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