Recently, a radio station I listen to took a call from a woman who was trying to contact her utility company. The woman was surprised to get the radio personalities, not the bill paying system she was trying to contact.
During the conversation the woman disclosed that her utilities were about to be turned off due to her delinquent bill. The radio personalities decided to pool their resources and pay the woman’s past due amount. When they called her back and gave her the news that her bill had been paid in full she began to sing out praises to God for His goodness. She thanked the radio personalities and told them she wanted to hang up the phone so she could keep praising God.
The joy she felt bubbled over fully and you could feel how light she felt with the burden of debt gone from her shoulders and spirit. You could fairly hear her dancing around her kitchen at the news.
When we embrace the Grace offered by Christ through His death and resurrection we too, can feel the lightness of being, the joy bubbling over and the freedom that comes from putting that burden down. We are no longer bent over by the weight and shame. We can stand tall, dance freely and sing our praises to the God who paid our debt in full.
I remember clearly that moment I accepted Christ’s gift of Grace. I could not stand still, I wanted to run, I started to sing and praise God with words that tumbled over one another so quickly I could hardly register what I was saying.
What about you? Can you recall the day you heard God tell you your debt was paid in full? Do you remember the joy you felt? The Freedom?
If you haven’t experienced that kind of joy what is stopping you? If you have questions contact 1-800-NEED-HIM or message me.
Blessings fellow sojourner!
(for a fun song about that kind of freedom check out the Newsboys song “I Am Free” — it covers the emotions so completely.)