Who pay’s for free stuff?
If you think about that question you’ll begin to see who and what people and society as a whole cares about.
The simplest answer is someone else which leads me to ask why? There might be a hundred different answers but most of them will boil down to caring about others: loving people.
When you’re a child, who pays for your clothes, your food, your house? Most likely it’s your parents. Why? Because they love you.
In my country (The United Kingdom) when you’re sick you don’t face a bill, you get care for free paid for by everyone’s taxes. Why? Because a long time ago we decided that loving each other made us all stronger. The National Health Service costs £116.4 billion a year and yet it is free when you need it.
When you’re an imperfect person (as we all are), trapped in sin, and you need someone to save you, who pays?
Salvation is free but it cost God everything: it cost him a challenging life, a torturous death, and the experience of being completely cut of from the love and the strength of God. The one who is perfect became sin to pay a price we could never pay. Next time you start to take your salvation for granted remember who pays for your free stuff!