Image’s right belong to thebridgemaker.com
The day 0f 27th September 2012 was the day that I have been waiting about. That was the day where FIFA 13 was launched! I was initially pre-ordered online as I thought it would be cheaper. However, cheaper price comes at the expense of luxury getting the copy of the game at the very first day it hit the stores. Thinking that I would be dying to wait for the next 4-12 working days, I hustled to find a prospective buyer where finally I would let it go a price lower than I bought online.
Moments after I bought the game, I was so happy and joyful until I felt that I am willing to trade everything that I have for that single game. It sounds ridiculous and ludicrous isn’t it? This experience made me wonder how receiving the joy of salvation should be. It is like the story in the bible where a certain man trade everything that he had in order to gain that new treasure that he just found. Really, if the grace of God is not that great until you are willing to sacrifice everything because of the joy that flows from it, then you might not have known about the very thing called grace of God yet.
Several months until that date, I still could feel that I am excited for the moments that I am about to play the game. But, the excitement is different with the very first time I play the game! How this truly reflects my other desires too. When I desired any other things than God, their promise of redemption looked really convincing. Alas, after a certain period of time, they lose their shines and we slipped into the state of emptiness again. From moment of exuberance into a period of boredom. How quick our fascination about the temporal things could swing.
I believe it is true that your ‘if-only-I-could-have-that’ is what you worship. It is what you wish and hope to fill you to fullness of joy and comfort. But, the question is, do the things that we really long for really the things that we need? Do the things that we excite about the very first time we touched them are the stuffs that will satisfy us in the long run? Maybe we need another thing that really valuable that we want to sacrifice anything else?
Really, if the grace of God is not that great until you are willing to sacrifice everything because of the joy that flows from it, then you might not have known about the very thing called grace of God yet.