Premium for the Price of Regular
The gas station attendant walked up to the car and said, “Sorry we are out of regular. But I can fill you up with premium for the price of regular.” It was like going into a store for plain vanilla and coming out with Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia.
So often our spiritual life is like that. We pick up our Bibles to study and as we start reading the Lord often gives us “premium for the price of regular.” Passages like “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”
Wow! He blessed us with every spiritual blessing. He chose us to be blameless. He adopted us according to His good pleasure. He lavishes us with wisdom and understanding. And best of all it is free. That is premium. That is Cherry Garcia for the soul.
Written February 11, 2003