Saturday, November 12, 2011
Return to Sender
Seems as if a funeral home in California embarked upon an aggressive marketing campaign to sell caskets: they would “custom design” caskets! An ardent fisherman, for instance, could have a casket fashioned as a fishing boat; a golfer, one like a cart, and so on.
The best seller, however, turned out to be a casket made to look like a heavy cardboard shipping box, actually wrapped in packaging paper, and tied with cord for mailing. Stamped boldly around the package-like casket were the words: RETURN TO SENDER.
From dust we came, to dust we shall return. Even if you don't like it, you cannot prevent it. Best to be prepared for it. And that is why Jesus has come! That we may be returned to sender as that which He recognizes as His very own -- once in creation and then in redemption. Notice the red ink. The blood makes it all possible... Ahhhh, the sermons you can make out of nothing at all!!!