Monday, November 16, 2015

Remember those credit card ads and the idea of something being priceless?

According to one source, the price for human fetal parts and tissue: From $30 to $100 per specimen.  It is a paltry sum compared to what we pay for a car, for diamonds, for a house, etc...  It might seem that life is cheap.  Except for one thing.

God set the price pretty high -- not with silver or gold but with His holy and precious body and blood were we redeemed.  The cost placed upon loving us was a price impossible to pay except for the Incarnate Son of God.  God so loved the world that He gave up his one and only Son to pay it—for our sake.  We can surely act like life is cheap and we can treat casually what God has given His best to accomplish but we cannot diminish the true value God placed upon us and this fallen world we corrupted.  That is what we see every time we look at the cross.

Man is still sinful, still under Satan's dominion, still driven by Satan’s lusts, and still tempted by Satan's values.  He would cheapen the cost of our redemption and also each of us in order to mock the incomprehensible worth of Christ’s sacrifice. But Hell has already been overcome and now all Satan's accusations are only talk.  The blood of Christ cleanses us from all sin.

We shall prevail but that begins with repentance and it requires us to leave the lock step formation of this sin-sick world and walk in the way of Christ, taking up a cross to follow Him in a pathway of self-denial that gladly puts first those whom the world has deemed cheap but God has valued as priceless as His Son.  God forgive us!

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