A young lady from a wealthy family was travelling abroad. She saw a bracelet with a price of $75,000 and immediately sent a message home to her father that she greatly desired to purchase the bracelet. The father responded quickly and meant to say, "No, price too high!" Unfortunately no comma appeared in his message and it read, "No price too high!" The young lady was delighted.
Can you imagine what our predicament would be if our Father in heaven had responded to our sinful state and the price of our redemption by saying that the price was just too high. We would be unable to have a relationship with Him and would be forever lost. Our sins, everyone of them, would be placed upon our shoulders. There would be no forgiveness but only condemnation.
Thank God, this was not His response. Paul said, "He [God] who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things"(Romans 8:32)? We are, each of us, valuable to Him who created us. The price was steep, but evidently no price was too high, for the most prized gift of all was given. Peter reminds us of this by saying, "...you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ" (I Peter 1:18-19). Do you suppose that Satan thought that God would never pay what was necessary to purchase those who had mocked Him and rebelled against Him? Satan underestimated the love of God. Don't do the same! You are valuable to God. He loves you very much and has paid a great price for your redemption. Why not learn of this great gift and what it can mean to you? Remember, no price was too high.
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