03 Feb Cash for Clunkers
Cash for Clunkers was an amazingly successful program. One of my best friends along with tens of thousands of other Americans took advantage of the opportunity to exchange an old gas guzzler for a very pretty brand new gas sipping car. As I watched him drive away in his shiny chariot I could not help but think of God’s stimulus program. He takes our clunky old lives and exchanges them for resurrection lives. I Corinthians 15 is a stirring chapter that describes and whets our appetites for what is to come. He tells us our resurrection bodies will be as many times more magnificent than our old bodies as a seed is to a full grown plant. A tiny white seed becomes a big juicy tomato. An acorn becomes a mighty oak. The imagery is limited only by our imaginations. As the government eliminated rust buckets from our highways, God eliminates sin-filled disease ridden, human flesh from His universe. It is the ultimate stimulus package.
Paul wrote, “So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. . . I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed-in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”
It doesn’t get any better than this!
Written by Roger Bothwell on September 11, 2009
Spring of Life Ministry, PO Box 124, St.Helena, CA 94574