But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it — the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus — Romans 3:21-26
It’s one of the greatest things that happened to my life — to be saved by the grace of God. It’s by His grace that as a sinner, I’m still able to walk this earth forgiven without paying any price. God paid the price for our sins on that cross where Jesus Christ was crucified. Many mocked him. Many hurt him physically and emotionally, but he was prepared since the time he came to this world. He knew he’d die for us.
In a dire situation where all hope is lost and humanity is doomed for eternal damnation, there comes a gift of salvation where the giver asks nothing in return but for us to believe in Him. He’s not being selfish here, but God happens to be the best for us that’s why He wants us to draw closer to Him so that we may live and not die.
It’s indeed a paradox where something of great value is actually free, but it’s the truth. God’s gift of salvation is the best thing you would ever want in your lifetime and yet it is a free gift. If you reject it, God doesn’t give it to somebody else because it’s for everyone. While you still walk this earth, God is going to save it for you. He’s gonna wait for you.
If one day in your life you come to the point where you pity yourself so much and lose all hope in life, just remember that someone died for you. He always thinks about you and is waiting for you to come home to him.
Reference: Our Daily Bread 15-Day Edition