Sunday, March 23, 2008

"put it on my bill"

there is no such thing as a free lunch. i am sure that everyone has heard of this statement before. indeed, there is a price for everything.

a boy came into the shop and ordered some food. minutes later, the boy's mom walked into the shop with a friend. after the friend had ordered her food, she asked that whatever the boy owe, put it on her bill. so, i took the boy's ticket (or bill) , put 'paid' on it and transfered the total owed onto the lady's bill. at that instant, it hit me. isn't this exactly what easter is all about.

each of us has a 'bill' - for sins in our lives. i know it doesn't sound nice, but we humans are not perfect (romans 3:23). and the total price on our bill - death (romans 6:23). and no, master card will definitely NOT save us.

and so, because of love, Christ came and paid our bills, in other words, die in place of us (romans 5:8). the story is far from over. after dying on the cross, Christ resurrected, which means that He has conquered sin as well as death. our salvation is now assured. and this, is the story of easter.

now, i have a 'paid' on my bill, and so is yours :)

"... the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." - mark 10:45


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