Reaping Eternal Warranties

dish wshMy dishwasher is trying to die. As I grumble my way to the file where we keep records on our purchases, I wonder how young this appliance is. Didn’t we just buy this thing?

Experience tells me the warranty has long since passed and like the scrapper cat on its eight life, the machine is about to expire. I didn’t buy any extensions.

Everything has a timeline. No matter what you purchase, the guarantee offers satisfaction for a certain amount of time. The pull date is posted and after that, you’re on your own.

Our lives also come with a predetermined end. The Bible is clear that each of us has been given a certain number of days to live. In Job 14:5 we are told “a person’s days are determined; you (God) have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.”

Yet we presume to know what each day will bring, when in fact only God knows the future. In James 4:14 we read: “You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord is willing, we will live and do this or that. . .”

But what the Bible also makes clear is that those who put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, will live in eternityan extended service contract God makes available to all. John 3:36 promises us this: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” Like an appliance’s extended pledge we who have placed our faith and our hope in the Son of God, have been promised an eternal future in heaven with him.

What’s even better is this assurance has been paid for me when Jesus went to the cross and shed his blood. I didn’t deserve his sacrifice, but he paid it anyway. That’s an agreement I can believe in.

 

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  1. You used a great example!

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