Century – What is the value of a life? Any life? Would the value of a guilty man’s life be worth less than that of an innocent? Would the value of an old life be worth any more than a young one? Just what is your life worth?
It’s one thing that is easy to note about most movies. When it comes time to pick and choose, women and children are to be saved first. The elder will often give up his life to see the youth live. In the real world, things are not as clear-cut as they should be. Fortunately, the cost has been paid for all lives.
Jesus was by all counts innocent, but he recived the death sentence in a travesty of justice. Thanks to that very same travesty of justice, we the guilty, get our sentences commuted and our shackles removed. That is, until the court date. As I recall, there are two possible dates that we will appear before the court. One is with all the living at the end of the world. We will be divided into one of two groups. The first group will have their innocence recognized. The second will pay the price of their guilt and be sent away very far south.
The other court date is among the deceased. All who have ever perished will stand before an immense white throne and will be judged according to their deeds. Those whose names are not found in the Lamb’s book of life will also go very far south. As for the others, they will walk freely in the grace and kingdom of God. If you miss one court date, you’ll be at the other. It’s not possible to skip out on both.
The value of a life is the blood of the Son of God. This price has been paid for every life on earth that was, is, or ever shall be. It covers over the sins of guilty and it makes them innocent. It will do the same for an old life as it would for a young life, it would make them both new. This is the price that was paid for your life.