Wait a minute. Christians aren’t supposed to be worried about their lives being fair. Or are they?
Often when we think about something being unfair, we think about an advantage someone has over us. But how often do we see unfairness as an advantage we have over others?
I picked up my brother’s school book this afternoon and was flipping through it’s pages when I came across a question that went something like this…
List several advantages that you have over others that are unfair.
I thought I had misread it. I read it again. No, I had read right.
And as the meaning of the question hit me, I was ashamed. Of course. We have so many advantages.
Is it fair that many of us have a loving Christian family while some have no family at all?
Is it fair that we live in a comfortable home when there are some who live under a bridge, or worse?
Is it fair that we have food and clothing, while other fellow humans are starving and naked?
Is it fair that we walk in light and a knowledge of the Savior, while our brothers and sisters die in the darkness?
Is it fair?
And yet we ever dare to complain? Jesus help us! Sometimes we get so caught up in our own problems that we forget how many advantages we have.
It’s isn’t fair. Thus we are debtors. Debtors to those who have so much less than us. Debtors to those who don’t know the Savoir. And sometimes even those who have heard of the Savior don’t really know Him. It might be our next door neighbor. It might be our childhood friends. Are we paying back our debt to them?
A familiar voice whispers another question to my heart.
Was it fair that I, the sinless One, died for you, a sinner? Was it fair that the blood of the King of Kings was spilt to wash away the sins of a world that is as a speck in the universe? Was it fair that I left the glories of my Father’s house to come to your undeserving little world to save you?
No Jesus. It wasn’t fair. I am a debtor to You and the precious people who don’t know You.
I owe You my life. I owe them my life.
I give it. Use it for your glory.
I give Thee back the life I owe.
That in Thine ocean depth it’s flow,
May richer fuller be.
It’s the best way to pay back our debt. The only way.
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