Ian Usher, a 44-year-old British immigrant to Australia, wanted a fresh start in life.
He desperately wanted it that he is auctioning off his entire life for around Australian $420,000 (or, more than 16 million pesos)! The winning bidder will get his three-bedroom house in Perth plus everything in it including his car, motorcycle, Jet Ski and parachuting gear. The buyer will also receive a one -time introduction to Usher’s friends and a two-week trial run at his job as a shop assistant in a rug store (which can later on turn into a permanent job). Usher decided to sell his life due to a very painful breakup with his wife of five year. “Everything that I have all has memories attached to it. It’s time to shed the old, and in with the new.” He will close the bidding on June 22. Usher wrote, “On the day it’s all sold and settled, I intend to walk out of my front door with my wallet in one pocket and my passport in the other, nothing else at all. I would then head to the airport, take the next flight with an available seat and see where life takes me from there.” (Source: http://inquirer.net/)
We don’t have to auction off our lives just to have a fresh start. Our Lord Jesus died and rose again from the dead not just to give us a fresh start in life but, so much more, a new life indeed! Romans 6:4-5 says, “For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was.” (NLT) The baptism referred to here is the baptism in the Spirit, not water. When we received our Risen Savior, we received that baptism. We became one with Christ. His resurrection power is our power for a new life. That’s why Paul prayed that we would “understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 1:19-20)
Brethren, as one hymn goes, “Life is worth the living just because He lives!”