In 2001 the cholesterol drug Lipitor grossed 5.22 billion dollars in the United States. Prilosec, a heartburn medication, grossed 4.6 billion dollars. Zocor, another cholesterol drug, grossed 3.68 billion. We could add to this list Celebrex, Epogen, Procrit, Paxil and Zoloft for a truly staggering amount of money. I am sure years are added to our lives by these wonder drugs but the reality is they do not stop the biological clock from doing the inevitable. Given enough time even the most health conscious people in our midst die. We can exercise, eat right, get enough rest and sunshine but ultimately we will die. It is the fate of all.
But wait just a moment. Even though our bodies grow old and ultimately give up like an old car with a few hundred thousand miles there is a remedy and it does not come in the form of capsule or tablet from a drug company. It is something that has been with us for thousands of years. It is the wondrous story of a man who declared He is the resurrection and the life and then proved it by resurrecting back to life a man named Lazarus. The shock waves from that cry, “Lazarus, come forth” have been reverberating around the world ever since.
Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24. “. . . everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.” John 3:15. The prescription price is already paid.
Written by Roger Bothwell on November 17, 2002
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