Have you ever visited a landfill? So much junk- most of it almost indestructible. Furniture, tires, refrigerators, – you name it, it’s probably in there. Metal, plastic, rubber. All man-made. Not biodegradable at all. It is just fithly litter, an eyesore that takes up space and contaminates our world. Trash.
Compare that to a compose pile, made of organic things from God’s good earth. It degrades, disintegrates, and goes into the ground to fertilizie so there can once again be life. No waste. What is in there dies d so soemthing else can live. Here’s another example. When an animal dies, other animals, birds and insects clean it up. They get to live. All has a purpose. Treasure.
Do you see the difference? We humans think we can create things to last forever, but God has such a better plan. Die, so you can live. Transform your life into something that is instrumental in benefiting others in the process.
Life has always meant to have an element of change in it. That is the way we grow and become a part of God’s purposeful plan.
Paul understood this. He wrote to the Philippians – For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. (1:21)
and to Timothy – Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him… (2Tim 2:11)
Christ set the example- die so we can live. When we become new creations in Christ, we once again share in the mystery of life and death, so we may go on, and on, and on – once our purpose here on earth is done. We die, so we can live. Live to eternally praise God on His throne and rejoice in prayer. That is our purpose as part of God”s creation. In all we do, on earth and beyond, we are to bring Him glory by existing and serving.
So why do we humans try and buck the system? Why do we create and build things that we think will last – machines, legacies, power, reputations? When will we learn that we are not the creators, only the junk makers, unless we once again give up our egos and flow into the plans of the Almighty – the way we were created to be, precious treasure in His sight.