Sunday, December 14, 2008

All Paid Up

As I shopped for groceries, my son asked if he could have a small chocolate milk as a treat. I put it in the cart with the rest of our things and began to check out. The chocolate milk was the first up and the cashier asked if we wanted it left out. Of course my son wanted to carry it so the lady put a bright orange oval sticker on the container of milk. In bold black letters was the word PAID.

I didn’t think much of it at first, but as we left the store my son stuck the sticker on the palm of his hand. He chuckled and said,

“Look mom I’m paid for.”

I glanced down at his hands and my mind immediately flashed to Jesus on the cross. As we walked out to the parking lot and the misty rain hit our faces, I agreed with my son. I told him he is paid for…. by the blood of the lamb. Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sin so that we might find freedom in Him. He paid a debt he did not owe all because he loves us!

So remember this Christmas...Jesus came that He might die...die to give us life!

3 comments:

a corgi said...

so glad Jesus did decide to come and die for our sins; good visual lesson for your son too!

betty

Dina said...

What a great illustration and teaching moment!

JesusRulzMe said...

Amen sister! Thank our LORD God Almighty that we are bought and paid for....with the precious blood of Jesus Christ - such high a cost, such great a sacrifice, to save a wretch like me. Our God is glorious!

I love how you think sister! What a GREAT visual lesson to teach your son! So thankful your mind is fixed on Jesus that something like that would so quickly come out of your mouth from the overflow of your heart. :-)

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment! :-)

Bless you dear sister,
Sunny