Salvation is a wonderful gift.
Every year, on Christmas morning, children all over the world wake up early to run to their Christmas tree and open the presents that they have received. They don’t worry about wither they deserve the presents, or if they can pay for them – they know that these gifts are for them without price. It may be that the giver of the presents worked hard to afford the presents but the children opening them on Christmas morning don’t think about that – they only revel in the joy of receiving these gifts.
Salvation is for us the same type of gift – one that we should enjoy, and celebrate with enthusiasm. Jesus gave us the ultimate gift and we are to open it, celebrate it and enjoy it. We don’t deserve it, we don’t have any hopes of affording the gift, but the price for it has already been paid and the gift is secured for us.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for all of my sins. To wash away the guilt and pain that I caused. He died that I might live, and he rose again to show that we too will live with God forever. I don’t deserve this gift. I don’t deserve to be sinless before God, but I am. God sees Jesus righteousness when He sees me, and He promises me a life forever with Him in Heaven.
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.