But there is one Lover who has provided the greatest gift of all, a gift that Canadian dollars, or any other currency for that matter, can never buy. A gift of supreme value that it is actually invaluable: God’s salvation for ALL humankind. Why? Because it was paid with His own Son, Jesus Christ, through His blood, at the Cross, with a crown of thorns, three nails and countless whips and lashes.
He bore the cross on His back when it was our burden to bear. He took the nails in His hands and feet when it was our pain to take. It should have been us. It should have been our punishment. Because it was us who sinned, us who disobeyed. NOT Him. But He let His own blood flow on that cross, so that through it we could be forgiven and cleansed… so that through Him we could have life.
Yes, He died on the place that should have been ours to take—the cross of Calvary. And, yes, He did all those out of love—pure love—for you and me. No one in all of humanity could do this. Only Jesus Christ. We did nothing for Him to die for us yet He still did, expecting nothing of the same value in return.
What a great love, and what an extravagant gift! A gift that cannot be bought by any currency… a gift beyond the sum of all the things this world has to offer… a gift that is PRICELESS.
(1 John 4:9-10)