by Herschel on July 18, 2013

Albert Bisbee: Child on a Rocking Horse, ca. 1855

Photo by Albert Bisbee: Child on a Rocking Horse, ca. 1855

When we were kids, my sister destroyed three “guaranteed unbreakable” rocking horses. She rode them like they were exercise machines for toddlers until they just wore out and fell apart. After the third one, my mom was too embarrassed to ask the store to replace it. I “googled” for products advertised as unbreakable and got 5.3 million results in .6 seconds. We’ve all heard the TV ads boasting of products that are supposedly unbreakable or that have a “lifetime guarantee”.


Product claims to be unbreakable.

How many of those things do you think are really unbreakable no matter what? How many of the companies that have offered lifetime guarantees are even still in existence? We’ve probably all been disappointed by such claims. What about the passengers on the Titanic? It was advertised as “unsinkable”, and yet it sank on its maiden voyage.

The Bible uses the word “indestructible” to describe the life of Jesus. He is our High Priest and Mediator with our heavenly Father forever “according to the power of an indestructible life” (Hebrews 7:14-17).

 The people of Christ’s day who thought they were powerful tried to intimidate and silence Him, but they couldn’t stop Him or shut Him up. They finally put Him to death thinking they were putting an end to Him, but even that didn’t work. He really was indestructible! In triumph, He rose again from the dead, and even now, His kingdom continues to spread throughout the world. Nothing can kill His indestructible life!

“Indestructible Life” is a powerful and provocative pairing of words. It sounds attractive and intriguing doesn’t it? Those words together give us a picture of something that’s important, durable, meaningful, unstoppable, vibrant, and growing. Indestructible life conveys an all-encompassing sense of purpose and enduring love, joy, and peace that nothing can take away from us. “The Power of an Indestructible Life” is what Jesus has, and it’s what He wants to pass on to us.

Jesus imparts His indestructible life to us. It is crucial that we know that we have indestructible life as a gift from Him through His Holy Spirit. Knowing that gives us confidence that He’ll ultimately prevail, and it enables us to endure difficult situations with faithful perseverance. Knowing we have His indestructible life encourages us that nothing will be able to separate us from His love (Romans 8:35-39) or stop the ever growing expansion of His kingdom until He comes again. 


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