Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of your debts cancelled? Today you receive notification that every debt you’ve ever incurred up until now has been paid in full. No more student loans. No more car or mortgage payments. You have a clean slate. What would you do?
Some of us might go out and rack up more debt. Some might live debt free for a time and then realize they “need” something that requires taking out a loan again. Others might never go into debt again. Chances are we are all somewhere in the middle on this.
When we look at the greatest price for our freedom was paid for on a cross of torture, we may feel remorse for the cost. We might feel guilty for what caused it to be. We may even try to forge a different path in life because of it. There is really no way we can take credit for that freedom, because it was a gift of love that caused it to be.
Those who believe that Jesus came to live among the people of the world – to teach, heal, inspire and perform miracles – also know that He came as an example of how we should live. He taught us that revenge was not ours to distribute. He taught us to be slow to anger and careful with our choice of words. He preached that we should love each other in spite of our differences. He taught us to honor our governments, for God has set them up to bring order out of chaos. He told His followers that His kingdom was not of this world. He gladly gave His life to pay for the sins of the world. He resurrected from death and now sits at the right hand of His Father in glory. He gives us the assurance that we can face death with the knowledge of eternal life in paradise.
With that gift, +He also gave us a mission to fulfill. To share the good news with others. To put aside our differences and replace them with love for one another. Somehow that simple message has been cancelled out just like the statues and monuments of old – the commandments delivered by Moses – the laws of our land – even the respect of the elderly and those in authority.
Jesus paid our debt in full. We no longer need to fear death, but we must not fear living either. He gave us all we need to get through this cancel culture of ours. He gave us a lifeline that will be with us through eternity.