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Can we make THIS the new normal?!

As you and I just had the privilege of celebrating Easter, I can’t help but share this.

Have you ever been in a grocery store, restaurant, or going through a fast food line and were just a tad bit short on change? 

Last weekend, I went to Target by. My. Self! (It’s not even Mother’s day yet!)

I searched high and low for my hubby’s favorite chips (which they were out of sadly!), picked up some allergy medicine (because it’s April!), and found a pair of mom jeans that were on super sale! It was a great uninterrupted Target trip.

Honestly, those things didn’t make it memorable though. 

It was a moment that happened at the cash register. 

There was a boy around the age of 13 in front of me. He must’ve been working on a last minute school project before Spring break because there was a single bottle of super glue on the conveyor belt.  

When it came time to give the cashier his cash, he was short. He didn’t calculate the tax correctly, and didn’t have anything extra with him.

I just so happened to have a couple extra dollars on me (which I don’t typically have!), and I took care of the difference.  

This story is not to brag about what I did.

It’s to remind you of what Jesus did.

He paid the price for you! 

He knew you wouldn’t be able to pay the cost of redemption for the world.

He knew you’d fall short. 

Romans 3:23– “for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;” 

While the boy took home super glue, you have the irreplaceable hope of Christ.

This quote sums it up:  “He came to pay a debt He didn’t owe. Because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay.”

Jesus willingly paid the price for your salvation.

Think about how your life would change if you celebrate that priceless gift all year around instead of JUST on Easter.  

Let’s make THAT the new normal!