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Posted on: 7-15-112014

Yesterday at church, my pastor told us about a sinkhole in Bowling Green, Kentucky that had caved in beneath the National Corvette Museum.  At one point, 8 Corvettes had fallen into the sinkhole.  Museum personnel have been working with a team of excavators to try to recover these automobiles whose value has yet to be determined.  They have successfully recovered 5 of the cars at this time, but 3 remain trapped in the sinkhole.  A spokesperson for the museum reported that one of the cars that remains in the sinkhole had an estimated value of one and a half million dollars.  Right now, the museum personnel is at a standstill in determining how to proceed because the team of excavators doesn’t want to continue the recovery process.  They are afraid that any further recovery efforts may cause the sinkhole to cave in even more. Understandably, they don’t want to risk their lives in an attempt to recover these cars, no matter how valuable they are. Our pastor used this story as a symbol of how we’re all in a sinkhole on the verge of collapse…the sinkhole of our sin.  As I thought about this analogy, I had to agree that we are all trapped by our sin with no way out on our own.  However, unlike these Corvettes, there is Someone who  was willing to brave the “sinkhole” in an effort to save us…Jesus!  He looked upon us in the deepest, darkest sinkhole of sin that we could get ourselves in to and He knew that He couldn’t leave us there.  He knew  He had to come and rescue us…even if it cost Him His life, which it did. He knew that we would be rescued from the “sinkhole” of our sin, but He also knew full well that He would die saving us.  He knew that the full weight of our sin would fall upon Him and crush Him.  Knowing all of this, He still willingly went to the cross to rescue us for, unlike the Corvettes who can have a monetary value placed upon them, we are of infinite value to Him.

“But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

 

 

Trapped in a Sinkhole

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