Paid in Full Day 31

gettingreadyforthecross.jpgAs the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” —Romans 10:11–13

IT WAS A WARM fall day in the woods of northern Wisconsin when the word went out that a little boy named Eddy was lost. Immediately, resources from the surrounding community were put into action. A national guard unit joined in the search with men and women from the school community and the sheriff’s department. Whatever the price in money and time, it was willingly paid.

Searchers combed the wooded area where Eddy was last seen. It was nearly dark, eight hours after the search began, when the boy was located, safe and sound. What a celebration was set off that evening when the word spread that the lost had been found!

When humankind was lost in the terrible darkness of sin, God did not spare any of the resources of heaven to rescue us. The price of our salvation was paid in full. God lovingly paid what we could not.

Lord, how can I ever thank you enough for paying the ultimate price to rescue me? You spared nothing, not even your firstborn Son, to bring me back into your family. My heart is full of gratitude for your amazing love.

– John Little is a retired pastor and former adult curriculum editor for Warner Press, who now lives in Anderson, Indiana.

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