The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Is it really free?

Who isn’t interested in a bargain? Free! Did you say, “Free?” Yet when God offers the Good News of a life for the taking, many will protest: “There must be something I have to do get such a gift of love!”

“Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” (Isaiah 55:1)

The only requirement for receiving the gift of God’s love and mercy is the humility to know you are needy. This requirement is a stumbling block to many whose pride keeps them from admitting any need. In a culture that celebrates self-sufficiency, it is not easy to confess one’s neediness. Join the counter-culture of humility. – Ron Friesen

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