I received an email today talking about new products being created (link). One in particular looked interesting to me. It is a container that promises to “keep your products at the peak of their freshness, with our patented vacuum seal system.” It is the “world’s most advanced non-electric vacuum storage container.” Curious to know what they named it? Savior! It’s an interesting name to be sure, but 2 lines from their advertisement in particular jumped out to me. “Invest in the Savior now and enjoy your products fresher and longer and without waste. The Savior will pay for itself many times over.”
I’m constantly amazed by what we put our faith and hope in to “save” us from things, problems, feelings or whatever. In this case, this product promises to save us from food spoilage. Sometimes we think people or a new relationship will save us. While at other times we think that changing jobs or churches, towns or schools will save us from some problem. We keep investing in false “saviors,” looking for a salvation that doesn’t last. And they will all disappoint us at some point. It is only when we realize what the True Problem is that we can finally seek the True Solution. It isn’t found in stuff or other humans or places. It is found in a relationship with the one and only everlasting Savior. This Savior has paid for us once and for all time and is much more than we can even hope or imagine. There is no waste with Him for all that call upon Him will be saved!
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