You can't afford it but you can't afford not to have it. I'm not talking about that new car, new house. I am talking about grace, mercy, and forgiveness. These are things that we all need as human beings, and they are we cannot do anything to earn. They must be given, granted or bestowed. They are gifts.
As we approach Easter, we take time to look at cross and see the incredible price Jesus was willing to pay for each one of us. But in the resurrection we see something greater, new life. Not only did Jesus die in our place, he rose again and conquered death. He has undone the curse caused by our sin. Our God is not in the business of good enough, he wants the best for us. He did not seek to simply cancel out our debt on the cross, he wants to lavish his love upon us. As you reflect on Easter this week, take time to remember how much more he has in store for you, how much more he wants to work through you, how much more he wants to walk with you everyday.
Romans 5: 9-11 (The Message)
"Now that we are set right with God by means of this sacrificial death, the consummate blood sacrifice, there is no longer a question of being at odds with God in any way. If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son, now that we’re at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life! Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose. We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah!"