Better Than Cash for Clunkers

by J. Randal Matheny
In an effort to remove old, polluting cars from the road, the American government proposes to pay consumers cash for their clunkers. The program, beset with problems from the beginning, became its own clunker and was suspended, then injected with more billions to keep it alive.
Better than cash for clunkers is the offer made by the Divine Government of the Universe.
When we turn in our old lives to the Lord, he gives us completely new ones. No hassle, no bureaucracy, no reams of paperwork.
There are conditions — faith and obedience — but once he sees these signatures of commitment, the life is ours for as long as we’re willing to keep it.
He sweeps old lives off the streets and sets loose in the world a new model, adapted to his holiness and fit for a lifetime of service.
Instead of using the taxpayers’ own money, the Lord underwrote this project with the blood of his only Son.
Our baptism was the moment in which we exchanged the old model for the new life.
“We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4 ESV).
And as we eat the Supper today, we celebrate that no government has ever offered a better deal, or better terms, than this.

One Reply to “Better Than Cash for Clunkers”

  1. This is a beautiful piece. I wish the whole people in universe will understand the import of the message sent in this piece.

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