Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Planned Obsolescence

Do you know what I don't like about light bulbs?  They always blow out.  It seems that just when you
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need that lamp the most is the exact moment the bulb decides to give up the ghost and die.  I suppose if I could find a really great light bulb (that didn't require the EPA to intervene if it were to be broken) that would last say, twenty years I might buy it.  If it were reasonably priced, that is. They could call it "The Endless Bulb."

Think of how that would be, an "endless bulb."  We all love "endless" things.

When I was a young girl, someone gave my parents a huge -- and I mean H-U-G-E roll of wrapping paper.  It must have been at least twelve or eighteen inches in diameter.  I can still see the design of it.  That's because we wrapped every Christmas present  in the house in it for years and years.  It wasn't until I was an older teenager that it began to run out.  That roll of wrapping paper really did seem "endless", but even it eventually came to an end.

There are some things, however, that won't come to an end.  The Scriptures tell us that the Lord Jesus:

 ". . .sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.  And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,  Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life," (Hebrews 7:14-16.)
Our Lord has the "power of an endless life," and to those who have believed in Him, He has given eternal life through faith in Him.  Our bulb will never "blow out."  We have power and hope and grace through Him. 

No matter how dark the night, His light will continue to shine in and through us as long as we trust Him to do so.  The circumstances don't matter, all that matters is that Power coming through our bulb and the Power is the power of the Holy Spirit of the eternal God Almighty.

Let us give thanks to our Lord that there is nothing in this life that can shake loose the filaments of our bulbs.  Let us praise Him that there is no darkness too dark for His light and that there is nothing that can ever separate us from Him, not now nor for that eternal life He has given us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?   
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?   
As it is written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long; 
we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  N
ay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.”
(Romans 8:35-37)
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