Our computers are wonderful tools that can help us with all sorts of things. We can read the current news on them. We can write letter papers on them. They can help us manage our finances. They even entertain us. However, there are times when they give us headaches. Through some file we deleted or some setting that we made, they can get messed up. Thankfully, we can use the “Restore Default Configuration” to help us in our distress. This will restore portions of our computer to the way that the manufacturer intended it to be.
There is a parallel in our lives as well. When God created the world, He created Adam and Eve, perfect and without defect. However, through their sin, the world has become messed up. You merely need to look around to see the devastation that sin has caused. Yet, God has provided a “Restore Default Configuration” option for us. It’s called Jesus Christ. When we believe in Him, we are restored (in some measure) back to the way that our Manufacturer intended us to be–righteous before God.
“God made Jesus, who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). This is great news!