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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday: For the rest of your life

I got an email from Ann Taylor Loft.  It beckoned me to enter for a chance to win LOFT forever - a $500 shopping spree EVERY SEASON for the REST of your life*

 *Prize is limited up to 30 years.


Last time I checked, for life was for life.  I laughed out loud when I saw that.  Now, I love Ann Taylor Loft and I will continue to shop there, but seriously - how can you limit "for life?" 

There is often a catch, isn't there?  Gas stations here in Chicago like to advertise a low price per gallon (this is a very relative term) and then in teeny-tiny, almost imperceptible writing, it says WITH the purchase of a full price car wash.  Hmmm . . .  the car wash is somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 so this is really NOT a good deal. 

Free gift with purchase . . . is that really a free gift?

When God offers the free gift of salvation - He means it.  It is completely a gift.  Jesus paid the price.  All I have to do is accept it.  I couldn't earn it, even if I wanted to.  I can't pay enough or do enough to earn it.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no no one may boast."  
Ephesians 2:8-9

Here is the really great news.
It is not only good for life . . . 

it is good for eternal life.

No strings attached.

It is the real deal.

Eternal life in the presence of Jesus.




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