Our neighborhood had a community wide garage sale yesterday and we participated. It was a lot of work but we got rid of some things we no longer used and made enough cash to cover the mid-morning breakfast taco run. It is always interesting to observe the dynamics at garage sales, the buyer rummages through items that the sellers are looking to be rid of, items that are generally blemished, slightly flawed or have some other issues. Every now and then they run across something in great condition. But in every case the buyer seeks to pay as low a price as they can, they always want a bargain.
No such haggling takes place in regard to our salvation experience. As the Bible says, we all have sinned and we are all separated from God because of our sins. We are all blemished, slightly flawed or have some other issues in God’s eyes. And yet, despite those flaws, God is not seeking a bargain; He is not seeking to pay the lowest price. Quite the contrary, God has made a way for our salvation and He paid the highest price. The Bible tells us in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
God gave His Son so that He might redeem us! He sent Christ so that we might receive His love and be forgiven! God is not nor has He ever been looking for a bargain, He has simply been looking for a restored relationship with you and me through His Son Jesus Christ. I hope that describes your relationship with Him. If not, it can, starting today.