This morning I did something I rarely do; I answered an incoming call on my cell phone, from a number I didn’t recognize. Therefore, I answered hesitantly. I was boldly greeted, however, by a recording with a “GREAT OFFER! “
The female voice said, “You are one of the lucky people, who have been chosen to have your entire debt paid off.” After quickly realizing it was a recorded telemarketing call, I hung up. Then, however, I laughed –out loud.
It dawned on me that maybe we all need a call of this type; we need to hear that we are in fact very “lucky,” and that we’ve been “chosen.” –Even more importantly, that our debt has been paid!
You see our debt is too much for any of us to pay, regardless of the size of one’s income. God’s Word is very clear, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
The great news, is that Jesus Himself paid our debt. By the shedding of His blood our debt was paid –in full! (Ephesians 1:7) He died so that we can have life – both here and in Heaven.
My hope and prayer for anyone reading this, is that you will think about the price Jesus paid to satisfy your debt. The most natural response, I believe, is to give thanks to Him –for who He is, and for all that He has done.
Founder & Director of WOW! Wholehearted Living