A Display or a Demonstration?

While living in Kentucky, we lived about 20 miles from the Corvette plant and the Corvette Museum.  When one visits the Corvette Museum, he will see dozens of Corvettes on display.  They’re beautiful to look at but one thing is for certain…none of those automobiles on display are for demonstration.  They are for display only.  While the displays were really nice, if they really wanted to grab my attention, they would have let me take the car for a short demonstration.

Surely we see the difference between a “display” and a “demonstration.”  A display is just for looks.  A demonstration invites you to sit in the driver’s seat and take it for a spin.  A display is superficial, a demonstration makes the sale.

With that in mind, have you considered the cross of Jesus?  The cross of Jesus has often been called a “display” of  God’s love.  Yes, it was a display of God’s love, but it was more than that.  It was a “demonstration!”  God didn’t just sent a message, he participated in it!

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

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  • To be a Christian on display reminds me of the magic car door, while on the way to church the family argues and bickers yet once the car door opens the attitudes change.
    God wants us to be that demonstration of His love, and not just on display good article Steve I enjoy your writings and sermons.

  • There is a Corvette in the lobby that you can sit in and sometimes at our events we have Corvettes people can test drive. We aren’t owned by GM, but maybe one day they will want to help us provide rides and test drives in Corvettes on a daily basis!

  • Thanks for your comments, Katie. I lived in Glasgow, KY for 21 years and moved to TN a year and a half ago. Also, I have sat in the demo you have in the lobby, but those cars aren’t built for someone who is 6’6″! 🙂 See if you can get GM to make one with more leg room.

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