The Ultimate Sacrifice
4 What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. 2 The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. 3 So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world. 4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. 6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
The song “He paid a debt He did not owe I owed a debt I could not pay” brings to mind just how much Christ did for us when He chose to come to Earth in human form.
Have you ever given something to someone who needed it realizing that even as you are giving it that it may cause some hardship for you?
We do it, though, because they need it more than us. Have you ever been the benefactor of such a gift? Sometimes we can’t process the depths of the sacrifice made for us by someone else.
Chances are we all have experienced such a scenario.
But I guarantee we all have experienced the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ.
But why would He do it. Because He loves us, in spite of us we are His creation and He craves our fellowship.
During this season, especially this season, we can see the great lengths God went through to provide such a plan that would create the fellowship He so desperately desired.
We see 1400 years, 42 generations, Judges, Kings and ordinary people used to preserve the lineage of Christ….and for what?
So He could give us a gift that would last for eternity.
The gift isn’t discretionary either…anyone can have it. God did not hand pick those who should be saved but stretches out His hands and open His arms for those who want to accept His Son, Jesus Christ, as the ultimate sacrificial gift.