The gift is a way out. It is a way in. It is a complete separation and a complete union. One comes into your house, and he turns everything upside-down. It’s really good. It’s fun to walk on the ceiling. Go outside, and your heart soars toward Heaven.
The gift is the Cross of Christ. God has given it freely, and we have received it by faith. We didn’t earn it, but we can take all its benefits. We go with Christ. We follow Jesus! In faith we spiritually hang ourselves, dead for all the world to see. What they may not see at first, however, is the new life, the joy, the Heavenly heart. Jesus didn’t just die; He came alive again and continues to live. We have that life inside!
God shows us His love in this way: while we were entirely unworthy, He provided Salvation and Righteousness. He transformed us from sinners into sons. His love has made us worthy of His love.
“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”–Galatians 6:14