What God Offers . . . by Joseph Littlefield
What God offers to sinful, bankrupted strangers like us is more than we can fully fathom. It is full and beautiful and manifold and glorious - just as He is.
We began with a payment of death that we had no means to pay; an eternity of suffering would not touch it. For this infinite cost, by way of the infinite Christ, our infinite debt was infinitely paid. It is wiped away. The payment is complete.
And we were guilty of the highest form of highest treason – rebellion and wickedness perpetuated against an infinitely pure God. For this infinite crime, God, by way of Christ’s infinite work, acted as the Great Judge, declaring us not guilty – we’ve indeed been made infinitely innocent of all wrong doing.
And we are born as orphans. Not just orphans but foreigners to God. Not just foreigners but enemies; enemies of God Himself. We were utterly alone. But by the glorious Christ we have glorious adoption. We are no longer alone. We are no longer enemies but we are friends. We are not just friends but His beloved children; full heirs to the God of Heaven.
God paid our fine; taking away our debt – but He did more. He declared us innocent of everything – but He did more. He made us part of His family; His precious children. In the courtroom beyond time, He stepped down from the bench and entered humanity; paying the penalty with His very own blood – but He did more. Back at His bench His righteous words rang out “Innocent!”, and His eternal gavel sealed our fate – but He did more. He then turned back to us and clothed us in His own robes, held us close and whispered in our ear, “Come child. Come home child. Come, let’s eat together.”
And for all eternity that will be what He continues to offer us; a blessed meal with a perfect Father.