Jack of all Trades

By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, And of the far-off seas – Psalm 65:5

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Growing up, my father was someone who was considered a “Jack of all trades”.  Whatever we had go wrong at our house, he could fix it… plumbing, carpentry, auto mechanics, electrical, gardening… he was multi-talented and it seemed to me there was nothing he could not do.  He was also our stand-in judge, jury and executioner of punishment.  He was our counselor in troubled times, our guide when we needed instruction, the teacher of our most important lessons, and our greatest advisor.

These days, my Dad is still there for me anytime I need him, whether it’s a plumbing emergency or some Godly advice.  But I have also come to recognize a very valuable truth.  My Father in Heaven is the ultimate “Jack of all trades”!  No matter my need or concern, there is nothing my Father cannot fulfill, and to a greater extent than any earthly man could, even my wonderful Dad.  I can come to Him for healing, for intercession, for guidance and advice, for rest, for instruction, or simply to enjoy the beauty of His creations.  And when I walk away, I am always completely filled and whole.  Below are some examples of the “trades” our Heavenly Father is an expert in, and it barely scratches the surface of what He has to offer us! 

Physician – Mark 2:17
High Priest – Hebrews 3:1
Caregiver – John 13:14
Nutritionist/Chef – John 4:10
PI – Ezekiel 34:11
Shepherd – Psalm 23
Advocate – 1 John 2:1
Author – Hebrews 5:9
Counselor – Isaiah 9:6
Guide – Psalm 48:14
Judge – Acts 10:42
Artist – Genesis 1:1
Potter – Isaiah 64:8
Bodyguard – Genesis 15:1
Teacher – John 13:13

The next time you are in a bind, have an emergency, or are just feeling unfulfilled, don’t let your fingers do the walking in the earthly yellow pages.  Instead, turn to God, the “Jack of all trades”.  He will never disappoint. 


Father, how can we ever thank You for all of the roles You fill in our lives, and all of the holes You fill in our souls?  Forgive us when we turn to earthly fixes or fixers.  We love You.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen…


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