Just Because It Was Paid, Doesn’t Mean It’s Free
There is a lot of debt in the world today and it continues to grow. I’m not talking about only financial debt (even though this is a major issue). I’m talking about the debt of life.
We’ve done nothing to earn this life we’ve been given.
It’s not like we went to the life store and bought it. One day, we just showed up here on this planet. We did nothing to deserve this opportunity. So how do we pay that debt?
The first thing is to be aware. We need to realize what an amazing thing we have.
We’ve been given sight, sound and breath…skills, abilities and knowledge. It’s our responsibility to use these things to pay the debt we owe.
Just like life, our abilities and skills don’t start out being fully developed. As we use them, they improve. These improvements come with bumps and bruises as we learn and grow. Too often we try to hide these scars. We don’t want anyone to know about our failures or mistakes.
It’s okay to show our scars.
When others see those scars, they can see that we have been paying our debt. It makes our message more relatable.
In Luke 24:36-48, Jesus appeared to His disciples. They didn’t believe it was really Him. They had seen Him die and be buried. He showed them His scars. These scars were proof of the price He had paid for their eternal life, but it was still up to them to accept this payment.
Even though He has paid the debt, it’s up to us to accept it and share it.
If we don’t it was paid in vain. Don’t let the price that was paid for our eternal gift to have been wasted.