“You are not your own; you were bought at a price.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
We are often willing to sacrifice a part of ourselves when our children need us, when our aging parents can no longer care for themselves, when a spouse or significant other is hurting, and needs our encouragement and support. In those times, we make the choice to humble ourselves, and serve those whom we love. Our actions are rooted from our heart, from the abundance of our love.
Jesus knows what true sacrificial love means. He expressed as much when he gave His life for me and for you. Yet he fulfilled his promise and took up His life three days later, and in so doing, brought victory over death for each of us.
There is no level of sacrifice I could personally make, that would allow me to repay Jesus for His sacrifice for me. In that way, I have come to realize that I am not my own. That He took my place, so that I would never worry about being separated from the One who is Light, from the One who has given me eternal life. For you see, he redeemed my life for a price, even before I knew Him.
I choose to live my life as one long grateful response for His sacrificial gift. In that way, I am not my own, but I am His. For I was brought for a price.
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