Salvation, from beginning to end, is a work of our Father. God does not stand on a mountain and tell us to climb it and find him. He comes down into our dark valley and finds us. God does not offer to pay all the debt minus a dollar if we’ll pay the dollar. He pays every penny! He doesn’t bargain with us, telling us to clean up our lives so he can help. He washes our sins without our help.
The message of God is the message of grace. Grace that is entirely God’s. God loving. God offering. God caring and God carrying! As you consider the insurmountable debt you owe, the debt you can never pay, let this promise be declared: “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). And because God’s promises are unbreakable our hope is unshakable!
By Max Lucado
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