In 1934 this Ford Deluxe Tudor was beautiful in every way and gave a great deal of pleasure to its first owner. With everything new and in tune, many miles and hours of happy motoring were expected.
However, as time went on and years passed, it broke down through use, and its body rusted. It soon became useless. The windows were broken, seats were ripped, the motor seized up, and tyres went flat. Then this wreck was set aside for scrap.
One day, a collector spotted the old Ford in the junkyard. He purchased it, knowing he must pay the great cost of total restoration.
After his work was completed, to his delight, the former wreck was once again useful and beautiful.
In the bible we read that mankind was created in fellowship with God, but sin spoiled that relationship.
We were created with freedom of choice, and man chose to sin, so we all are sinners by nature, practice and choice and are separated from God.
“As by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Romans 5:12)
Like the rusty car, we are helpless and unable to better our position or make ourselves acceptable for God’s heaven. Because of His great love for us, God sent the Lord Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sin.
He was willing to pay the great cost of our salvation by shedding His blood. God is satisfied with Christ as the only provision for our sin.
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God.” (1 Peter 3:18)
Will you receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour today? You can have a new master, new interests, and know for sure that you will live eternally in heaven.
Just as the restored car brought pleasure to its owner, so a sinner that repents brings joy to God.
“There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” (Luke15:10)
Rewritten by Albert Fairweather
Acknowledgement: “Facts for Faith” Gospel Tract Series
M. E. Head ( Photographer)