I often wonder how many people think God’s mercy through Jesus Christ is too good to be true.
There is a story that will illustrate this theme for us. My neighbor bought a new refrigerator for his home. To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying, “Free. You want it, you take it.” For three days, the refrigerator sat there, on the lawn, without even one person looking at it. He eventually decided that people were too untrusting of this deal.
It looked too good to be true, so, he changed the sign to read, “Fridge for sale $50.”
The next day, the next day…someone stole it.
Therefore, it was not until someone put a price tag on the refrigerator that it became something worthwhile. It no longer was too good to be true.
I wonder if sometimes people think God’s grace given freely for all is too good to be true.
I wonder if people feel that they have to do something just to earn God’s mercy.
Scripture tells us in John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
It would seem that the price for eternal life, eternal grace, eternal mercy, and eternal love is our faith.
What do you think?