Some time ago I heard of a lady picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store. When she could not find one large enough for her family’s meal, she asked a stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?” The stock boy replied, “No ma’am, they’re dead.”
This young clerk was obviously not on the same wave length as the shopper. Whose fault was this silly misunderstanding? An analytical glance reveals that the lady’s question was poorly worded, and that the young man’s answer was a proper response to what she had asked. This story is obviously intended only to make us smile, but there is a profoundly simple truth communicated in this young man’s answer that is worthy of our attention. Dead things don’t grow.
Obviously, one must be alive to know God, and must grow up to enjoy His fellowship and experience His blessing. But the Bible tells us that we were all spiritually still born (born dead in our sins) as children of our sinful father, Adam (Romans 5:12; 1Corinthians 15:22). Because of sin, we are as dead men in our relationship with God.
But there’s hope! The Bible also records Jesus as saying, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. (John 5:25).” And later, Jesus said, “…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10b).”
Through faith in Jesus Christ, you can be “born again” spiritually and begin to grow up as a child of God. The Life, Fellowship and Blessings of God are available to those who trust in Christ for the forgiveness of sin. I would be thrilled to introduce you properly to the wonderful Savior. Would you give me that opportunity by calling Corinth Baptist Church to set up a time to hear about God’s love for you? Don’t put it off, because –– Dead things don’t grow!