A NUMBER of years ago I was in a lecture given by the company Engineering Manager to a group of new employees.
He said they were being employed to keep the company’s machinery in top working condition and for it to be continually fit for purpose.
He told the imaginary story of a man who bought a new car and wanted to keep it ‘in as new condition’, but he found this to be an impossible task, as he would have to continually buy new parts every week.
As we get older we find our bodies become slower even though we may consider ourselves to be very fit and healthy.
It always amazes me how people, especially the famous, will do anything to try to stop the aging process, but if you meet them face to face, you soon see the wrinkles which betray their age.
In his earthly ministry Jesus Christ met many people who needed bodily healing and he met their need and they were changed in their physical outlook, but would still be subject to the aging process.
Of course the Lord’s main emphasis was bringing about a radical change to our thinking about God and of his great love for us, which enables us to know him as a personal Saviour.
Perhaps we should forget about the ‘wrinkles’ and allow Jesus to shine out to others around us.
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