Last night I was praying for several friends facing serious health concerns. Two are waiting for test results ... a most anxious place to be at times.
As I prayed specifically for their bodies to be healed, I got a vision of a car. The message was our bodies are like a car.
If I were a car, I would like to be something sleek like a Jaguar. However, God has made me more like a Suburban. Solid, and with a big enough lap for teenagers to still sit on. (See, there is a positive for those big hips I've got!)
But then sin entered the world through choice. Sin brought death to us: spiritually and physically. And God removed His physical presence from the world because of sin. Of course, we have Jesus to restore what we lost. Praise God!
But at that moment when sin entered the world, God allowed our bodies to have a closing date. Here's the reason why: If we stayed here on earth forever, we would never be with Him. God wants us with Him.
Years ago, a friend once told me that we place much more value on life on this earth, than God does. Life has value - don't get me wrong. But it's not the best thing that will ever happen to us. Eternal life with God is the best thing.
So, we've been given cars to drive around for awhile. And cars don't last forever. But we do.
In His Love,