Have you ever bought a product and then found out after using it for awhile, that it has been recalled?
Maybe you worked hard and saved money and then made a sizable down payment on the vehicle of your dreams. You also signed a contract to pay for the rest of the price and you are enjoying so much the driving of this vehicle as it has been a dream for a long time to own such a car.
Each day brings a new pleasure with the car and life has just taken on a new meaning whenever you drive it.
But, one day you receive a recall notice on the car! When the manufacturer made the vehicle, something went wrong and now there are many, many cars being recalled. Suddenly the joy that came from driving the car is gone! Things have changed drastically and you are very saddened by this news. As you think about it, you wonder if you will ever feel completely safe in the car again. You wonder if the repairs will also have a tainted feeling as if they made a mistake in the making of the car, will they also make mistakes in the repairs? All in all, things will never be the same!
Let’s take a look at something else that has been recalled. When our gracious and loving God made Adam and Eve, He made a perfect couple and it was the couple that made the mistake, called sin, that made them a “recall.” They now were unable to be without sin as God has designed them. They lied, they lost their sense of direction in turning to God. They became different, losing their sense of peace and joy, and now selfish and violent behavior became a part of the human race. (Remember that Cain killed Abel!) Rebellion was the standard by which they now lived.
In this case the manufacturer (Our Glorious God) was neither liable nor at fault for this defect but God is providing the factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect.
Because of His love that is without measure, God sent His Son to pay the price for our repairs; there is no fee required to have the recall fixed! And the repairs can be made anywhere, at any time; we just need to call upon our Lord and Savior, our Redeemer and the price will be paid.
No matter what our lives have been before the recall, we can now enjoy through the saving Grace of Jesus Christ the peace that comes from Him, and we can have love reign in our lives. We are promised in the Holy Scriptures that we can have joy, peace, patience, kindness, and many other benefits. Let’s look at Galatians 5:22-25 for the list of the fruits of the spirit that come to us when we dedicate our lives to our Loving God.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” And we can contact the Father anytime by “knee mail”! His address is P-R-A-Y-E-R.