Top ten things almost as good as sex . . .

May 25th, 2015 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized

. . . and one even better!

I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category: Top ten things almost as good as sex. (Don’t worry, it’s rated PG.)

10. Apple dumplings

9. Hot tubs

8. Being “liked” on Facebook (It actually stimulates the same area of the brain receptive to sexual activity. That’s creepy!)

7. “Meat Lovers” pizza

6. Roller coasters

5. The ocean

4. Music from the 60s

3. Laughter

2. Dark chocolate

1. Signing a book contract (The Watkins kin is celebrating an amazing book deal today with lunch in Fort Wayne.)

But there is one thing even better than sex and it’s found in—of all places—the Bible. Really! God labels everything he created the first five days of Creation as “good,” but only after he creates male and female humans on the sixth day does he declare it “very good”! And having a relationship with God through Christ is even better. The apostle Paul writes:

      “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:31 ESV).

Definitely a “mystery.” Becoming “one flesh” is a merely a shadow or inadequate symbol of the joy and satisfaction Christ and his followers experience. In fact, Jesus calls the church his “bride” and promises to come back for her.

So the “wedding feast” in heaven will feature delights even more delectable than apple dumplings, pizza and dark chocolate. And the joy and satisfaction will be infinitely greater than the best sex on earth! Ever! Forever!

Copyright © 2015 James N. Watkins

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