You give my five dollars, I’ll give you one hundred. Would you do that? How about this one? You give me all your old appliances and I’ll buy you new ones. Would you do that? You give me the keys to your home and I’ll give you a two hundred acre estate with ocean views. Deal or no deal?
All three of these hypothetical deals have something in common, an exchange is taking place. You give me something, I give you something in return. Aside from possibly being skeptical of the “too good to be true offers”, what do these stories stir in your imagination? Can you picture yourself on the receiving end of such great fortune?
There are many examples of extreme benevolence out there. One in particular stands out as so over-the-top outrageous, it is known as The Great Exchange. In this one there are no hundred dollar bills and ocean acreage, but it does come with a deal or no deal attached.
Our old life is beyond dead, it’s gone; never to be seen again. It was nailed to the cross as He held it in His hands.
Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus played the lead role in the greatest exchange to ever take place; His life for ours. “You give me your filthy, condemned life and I’ll give you a perfect one in its place.” Our old life is beyond dead, it’s gone; never to be seen again. It was nailed to the cross as He held it in His hands.
This is the gospel. It’s not complicated, nor does it require any amount of striving on our part. Matter of fact, no amount of striving could ever earn it and it doesn’t require anything more than three letters; YES. The offer of all offers is being held out in front of you, will you accept it?
Is this exchange too good to be true for you? Are you skeptical of it? The offer doesn’t have an expiration date… we do.