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The Gift of Life

Romans 6:23 When people sin, they earn what sin pays—death. But God gives his people a free gift—eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

It’s funny how easily the phrase “the grace of God” rolls off the tongue. You hear Christians saying it all the time. But how often, I wonder, do we actually stop and think about what that actually means… the grace of God?

I happen to think that becoming an organ donor is one of the most obvious things that any of us can do.

I mean … if I’m killed in a car accident tomorrow, why shouldn’t someone else have the gift of life through my kidneys or liver or heart. I certainly won’t need them. To me being an organ donor is just an obvious thing to do.

But the people who I really admire are the ones who donate a kidney to a friend or relative, while they’re still alive. I mean, it’s easy enough to give your organs away when you don’t need them anymore, but when you’re alive that really is a sacrificial gift of life.

Let’s take that up one more huge notch now. Imagine not just giving a spare organ, but your whole life for someone else. That blows the mind and that’s why, when I look at what Jesus did for me on that Cross, I just can’t comprehend it.

The Son of God brutally nailed to a cross, hanging there in agony, gasping for air, dying an agonising death to pay for all my stupid mistakes … there just aren’t any words to describe how I feel.

A gift of life? The gift of life. Eternal life.

Romans 6:23
When people sin, they earn what sin pays—death. But God gives his people a free gift—eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

That’s the grace of God in Jesus Christ. And make no mistake, it cost Him everything: Everything, in order to purchase eternal life – everything – for you and me.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.

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