The two had been sitting there on blocks for 42 years. Opening the barn door, the light revealed a snake, decades of dust, spider webs, dead batteries, missing hub caps, and cold engines. The old barn didn’t protect the seats from the mice either.
But for the Corvette collector the ’54 and ’62 Vettes, sitting in an Illinois barn, were real treasures! He was ready to negotiate the price, free the ‘Vettes from their slavery and reveal their beauty to the world!
The sacrifice of hours and hours of tedious labor to restore these beauties would be a frustrating chore for me, but for the spirited enthusiast, pure joy!
As great as that old barn was to protect the vintage Vettes, the barn could only slow the inevitable deterioration and enslave the machines from their real purpose. See the story HERE.
The Bible says:
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17
What a glorious day it was when God gave Moses the 10 commandments. But as glorious as it was, the letter of the law can only condemn us (2 Corinthians 3:9). The law sheds light on all our deficiencies, but has no power to restore us.
Like the old barn, the law can only slow the inevitable destruction of the soul.
Did you see the word “freedom?” Oh, how our souls desire freedom! Is freedom enough money to do what you want? Is it a mind-enhancing drug that will do the trick? Is it physical health? Is it a political system or leader?
In the context of the above verse, what is real freedom? It is an open relationship with God once He has removed you from the barn of unbelief!
Who would spend hours and hours of tedious labor to free you from your barn of inevitable deterioration, the slavery of no real purpose, and restore you? His name is Jesus, the Christ!
On the cross, Jesus did everything necessary to restore your soul to vintage condition and put you back on the road for which you were created.
He places His Spirit in you, Himself, the Holy Spirit. “And where His Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom!”
Look to Jesus, “the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)
Thank-you Lord for the work you did to restore us. May we today fulfill the purpose for which you created us and saved us.