A Giveaway? Something for free? How quickly we jump to find out if we can possibly get in on a chance to win something by simply throwing our names in a hat. Free. Don't get me wrong. I'm one of the first ones "pick me, pick me". When I saw a quilted table runner to be given away on a blog it made me start thinking. First of all, how nice it would look on my table and then about giveaways.
What do we do when someone gives us something for free? First of all, we think there must be a catch or simply accept the gift with a huge gratitude and then feel like we "owe" the giver something. Do you feel like if someone gives you something that you, in turn, need to reciprocate and give them something? How often have you been in a situation that someone gives you a Christmas present but you didn't get them anything and you feel about an inch tall? Or you keep a tin of cookies or popcorn in the back seat for those situations.
What do we do with the free gift that God has given all of us? For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23. Here is God allowing His Son to be tortured and put to death for our sins to give us eternal life in Heaven. One thing we can all be assured of - we are all going to die. Believe it or not, we will be going to one of two places - Heaven or hell. And all we have to do is simply accept His free gift of grace and follow Him. We do not have to do anything extraordinary but simply accept it. I can tell you that once you have accepted His free gift of grace, then you will want to do good things. It's not all going to be a bed of roses but I know that God is right there with me along the way. When I fall, He's going to be right there to pick me up, dust me off and love me. I wish everyone could know the peace in my heart that knowing, when I die, I will without a doubt spend eternity with God in Heaven. All you have to do is accept His free gift - the ultimate giveaway.
Vio con Dios,
The Preacher's Wife