As life gets faster, technology gets cheaper and the expensive become deposable, and it becomes easy to treat life the same way. I mean everything is now instant; you walk into a takeaway store and walk out minutes later… with full burger meal, you send a letter via the internet to someone on the other side of the world and they receive it… seconds later, microwave ovens bring down cook times for meal from hours to minutes, even the coffee is instant… I put instant coffee in the microwave the other night and nearly went back in time!! things happen THAT fast.
When something is broken, it’s often easier to chuck it out and get a new one. Bigger, Better, Faster… No need to keep anything old everything is new. And it got me thinking, isn’t it a real contrast to what Jesus showed…
Read what it says in the Bible in Romans:
“When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners…. but God showed his love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners”
Broken… we were broken. And Christ came and found us… he went looking for us and he gave his life for us.
We were the i-pod that had no sound, the remote control car with no wheels, the colour TV with no picture… we were the things that would have been thrown away because we were riddled with sin… and God sent his son, so that we could be purchased. Taken from this worlds used toy store where the only way out was to be thrown out with the rest of the garbage.
So why are we so focused on going back to our old ways? Taking off our brand new wheels and chrome paint job that we have been given to us as we are restored in preparation for a “life lived in it’s fullness” as God intended just to sit again in the worlds used toy store… when we have been purchase and made “a new creation”.
Is it just familiar?
Are we scared that we don’t fit in?
Because I’ve got news for you… we don’t fit in. We don’t belong in the world anymore.
We belong to God!