June 19, 2005

Looking an Eternal Gift Horse in the Mouth

Do you think God knew we would take Christ for granted? I often imagine giving someone a gift. I play over and over in my mind how elated they will be at the gesture. This gift will change thier life forever!

"This is the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for me!...." They'll say.
"I CANNOT believe you thought of this!...."
"....How considerate. WHat class!"

Naturally, life never serves me this kind of praise. I don't deserve it, but it would be nice.

I've been wondering lately if God had it in his mind that we would be as greedy and unthankful as we are about his gift of eternal life. Or, did he hope and imagine that we would react like I just described? I'd bet if my friends were with me in the Hallmark store, and saw the blood, sweat, and tears that went into their perfect card, they would be more willing to give me the reaction I wanted. But the truth remains that we may never understand what God went through when deciding to kill his only son to rid us of the responsibility of our sins. It sounds morbid...but this is exactly what he did.

How can I remind myself everyday of this fact?


Dana said...

You have a nice blog going here. Keep it up! And thanks for commenting on my blog.

Monica said...

I LOVE this post. Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment because you gave me a gift. You gave me an invitation to peek into your blog.
Isn't God wonderful? I am constantly awestruck when I look at my own children...He gave his Son for us. My oldest is 22 and in the Army. I gave him to them and they sent him to war. But it doesn't compare AT ALL because God knew in advance what He was giving us. I never would have knowingly sent my child or willingly.
But then, that's the difference, isn't it?

Tess Harrison said...

Hi Jen! Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind words.

It's a great blog you have here.