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?