What price for clay?

img_2536“Oh, what love! Christ would not intrust our redemption to angels, to millions of angels; but he would come himself, and in person suffer; he would not give a low and a base price for us clay. He would buy us with a great ransom, so as he might over-buy us, and none could over-bid him in his market for souls. If there had been millions more believers, and many heavens, without any new bargain imagehis blood should have bought them all, and all these many heavens should have smelled one rose of life; Christ should have been one and the same tree of life in them all. Oh, we under-bid, and undervalue that Prince of love, who did overvalue us; we will not sell all we have to buy him; he sold all he had, and himself too, to buy us.” (The Trial and Triumph of Faith by Samuel Rutherford, 1600-1661)

For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake. Through Christ you have come to trust in God. (I Peter 1:18-20)

See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God… (I John 3:1)

What a price was paid for you, little clay! And what a glorious Price-payer you have! The Prince of love chose to ransom you, at the price of His own life, from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. See how great a love the Father has bestowed on you, that you get to be called a child of God!

Amazing love! How can it be that Thou, my God, should die for me?

 (And Can it Be, That I Should Gain? by Charles Wesley)

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About Jill

I'm a wife, mom to three beautiful children, and currently work at two jobs for which I'm very grateful -- part-time at my kids' school, and as children's ministry director at Redeemer PCA in Athens, GA, a place our family treasures as our church home. It's been thirty years since the Lord saved me, and to this day I'm astounded at His steadfast love shed upon unfaithful me. My hope would be that I might speak and write in ways God would use to soften hearts toward Him, that we would together be enamored by the glorious beauty of Jesus and awakened to His love unimagined. Thanks so much for reading!
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