We all know what Radical means but lets put Radical in a new context like how the love of God defines Radical in a whole new sense.
Last Sunday, I heard a story that not only pierced my heart but also led me to think can I project this radical love to others?
The story goes something like this:
Tommy carried his new boat to the edge of the river. He carefully placed it in the water and slowly let out the string. How smoothly the boat sailed! Tommy sat in the warm sunshine, admiring the little boat that he had built. Suddenly a strong current caught the boat. Tommy tried to pull it back to shore, but the string broke. The little boat raced downstream.
Tommy ran along the sandy shore as fast as he could. But his little boat soon slipped out of sight. All afternoon he searched for the boat. Finally, when it was too dark to look any longer, Tom mysadly went home.
The next day, on the way home from school, Tommy spotted a boat just like his in a store window. When he got closer, he could see — sure enough — it was his!
Tommy hurried to the store manager: “Sir, that’s my boat in your window! I made it!”
“Sorry, son, but someone else brought it in this morning. If you want it, you’ll have to buy it for one dollar.”
Tommy ran home and counted all his money. Exactly one dollar! When he reached the store, he rushed to the counter. “Here’s the money for my boat.”
As he left the store, Tommy hugged his boat and said, “Now you’re twice mine. First, I made you and now I bought you.”
Think about what Tommy said. It’s exactly what God is saying to you and to me.
Now you’re twice mine. First I made you and now I bought you.
God made us in His image and likeness. But it wasn’t He who broke the string. We deliberately, intentionally and rebelliously broke that string through Sin.But in spite of that, He was the One who pursued and made an all out search for us.We are twice His. First He made us, now He bought us… a price we couldn’t cough up.We owed a debt we couldn’t pay. And He paid a debt He didn’t owe.
Now. That my friends. That’s radical love.