I'm a junker. And for me there's nothing more exciting than finding some discarded piece next to a dumpster and transforming it into a soughtafter treasure. Yes, taking the broken, ugly, worthless and making it a treasured possession -- that's what it's all about (nope, not the hokey pokey). There are a lot of us out there. And we're in good company. Because there is someone else I discovered is a junker....
"When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified Jesus, along with the criminals -- one on his right, the other on his left. One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: 'Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!'
But the other criminal rebuked him 'Don't you fear God,' he said 'since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.' Then he said 'Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.'
Jesus answered him, 'I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.'" (Luke 23:33-43)
Broken ? Ugly ? Worthless ? That guy wasn't just junk setting by a dumpster, he was next to the dumpster and the dump truck had just turned onto his street!
And now he's spending eternity as God's treasured possession. That's because, yes folks, Jesus isn't just a junker, He's the Master Junker.