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Youth Pastor John Rollo
Youth Pastor John Rollo

‘Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death — and the worst kind of death at that: a crucifixion.’ (Phil 2:8)

That is so unfair! I remember how as a teenager, this phrase and phrases like this would come out of my mouth as I felt some sort of disappointment or small injustice, possibly because a friend had something I didn’t have or was allowed to go somewhere I wasn’t.

We often have a tendency to view things as unfair when we are the ones who lack, choosing to view the fairness of life from a selfish point of view.

The story of the Christian faith is one however that can seem unfair to the human race, from the opposite point of view. It’s the story of grace, and grace is unfair.

Is it fair that Jesus took the sin of the world on himself? Is it fair that he was innocent, yet died in place of the guilty - you and I? God owes humanity nothing, yet in Jesus, He gave us everything.

This is the love of God. This is the grace of God. And the beauty of grace is that it is unfair, but it gives perspective when life seems unfair.