24 Oct “You’ll Like the Way You Look”
Nine years and six months ago we had a new Harvey storm door put on our house. About a year ago something strange happened to it. It looked like an internal cancer ate its way out from the inside like some horrible growth. One of my friends contacted Harvey Doors and Windows for us and would you believe they had a record on file for the door and it had six more months of warranty left. We are getting a new free door. I am amazed. Blessings come from strange places.
I love guarantees. That must be why I am so extremely fond of Jesus. He is the ultimate guarantee. What is terrific about Him is there are no expiration dates. If my friend had called the Harvey people seven months from now there would be no new door. Jesus offers lifetime guarantees. As long as we can breathe, as long as we can think, the replacement warranty is valid. According to Paul we get new bodies with new minds. “When this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” I Corinthians 15. Now that’s a guarantee we can count on. He has our names and the date of our acceptance on file. It’s ours. I especially like the immortality part. When Jesus raised Lazarus in John 11 Lazarus only lived a few more years and died again. He is one of very few who will be able to speak of being raised more than once.
The man who sells suits on television for Men’s Warehouse always says, “You’ll like the way you look. I guarantee it.” Jesus promises the very same thing.
Written by Roger Bothwell on October 23, 2014
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