Advertisement

A Simple Life, a Childlike Faith

A Simple Life, a Childlike Faith

Cheap grace–Part 2

When we are met head on by our mistakes, it is sometimes impossible to pick up and resume “just like nothing happened,” especially when we must admit that we have hurt a dear friend.   Even though I deeply hurt a good friend some years back, she was determined to maintain me as a companion.  She went out of her way to see my side.  I was aware that she traveled an extra distance to help me be comfortable and to include me in family gatherings.

That’s grace and it isn’t cheap. It cost my friend a lot.  True grace always costs a price.  We shouldn’t be surprised that it’s the injured party who must not only satisfy the bill but fork over the tip. 

Advertisement

Extravagant mankind has waltzed into the most expensive restaurant in town and ordered the most lavish meal on the menu.  We’ve feasted on appetizers and indulged ourselves with dessert.  But we can’t pay the cashier because we are bankrupt.  We have no cash.  They won’t honor our checks.  Our credit cards have been revoked.  When we realize we can’t pay the bill, we don’t meekly ask for forgiveness.  We yell and make an ugly scene screaming how unfair life is.

Advertisement

No matter how verbal we become, the fact remains.  Someone must pay.  Jesus is our Savior Redeemer.  He is a gracious friend who wants to help and bail us out from our distress.  Making restitution for our thoughtless words and deeds was not easy.  It cost a monumental price.  His life.

I hate cheap grace.  But I shall be eternally grateful to a Savior who didn’t feel it was too hard a price to pay in order to buy me back.  I’m also thankful for my gracious friend who was willing to pay the price to buy back my friendship even though she was the injured party.  That’s grace.

Previous Posts

The Art of Listening
It's hard to converse with people who mumble or whisper.  There are two parts to a conversation: Speaking and listening. When we are having a conversation with God, listening is more important than speaking.  Psalm 85:8 says, "I will listen ...

posted 5:20:35am Dec. 05, 2015 | read full post »

My new Love--The NEAT Scanner
I'm in love with a gift I was given to me months ago--a NEAT Scanner. I was told it was the best. However, I was concerned about setting it up in my computer. Finally, yesterday I bit the bullet and took it out of the box. The hardest part ...

posted 9:25:29am Dec. 02, 2015 | read full post »

It's a Christmas Play
You are invited to attend The Special Gathering of IRC 2015 Christmas Play "It's a Christmas Play" 7:00PM  Saturday, December 5 Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church 1050 Highway US 1, Sebastian 7:00PM Sunday, December 6 First ...

posted 9:06:40pm Nov. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Joy Filled Holiday Season
My favorite holiday, even as a child and young person, was Thanksgiving.  It is a time for sharing love with family and friends.  There are no gifts.  However, to quote a good friend, "It's all about the food." Nevertheless, as I grow ...

posted 6:39:41pm Nov. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Willing to Change
Last May I was working when I made a mistake.  While I understood that I was to blame, my first reaction was to fix blame in other places.  As I look back on my reaction, I realize it was unrealistic for me to revert into defensive mode, ...

posted 9:26:41am Oct. 07, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.