I recently saw the band Rush in concert. The audience was almost all male and 30+ years in age. Pretty, funny.
They didn’t play my favorite songs, “Working Man,” “Take a Friend,” “Here Again,” or “The Necromancer.” But at least they played part of 2112. So I made a burn CD for my car, I know I still burn CDs, and before that recorded mixed tapes, so I could hear the songs they didn’t play.
I decided to put most of Rush’s album, 2112, on this burn CD, including the song, “Something for Nothing.” Here are the lyrics to the song:
Grace is free! True or False?
Uh, yes, and no!
For us, God’s grace is free. For God, grace is not free. The Father had to send his Son. The Son made the ultimate sacrifice of taking on flesh and being made in human likeness, despite the fact that he is by very nature, God! That alone is a massive sacrifice. To imagine, God himself, creator of all, in the person of Jesus Christ, defenseless, helpless, as an infant, a babe in the arms of his mother. Imagine, God, who never grows tired or weak, sleepy, thirsty, and hungry, through the incarnation of the person of Jesus Christ experiences all of these things. God who cannot die, who cannot bleed, innocently, cruelly, being beat, tortured, dying, a humiliating death on a Roman cross at the hands of creation, FOR HIS CREATION, being able to experience these things because of the Incarnation of Jesus of Nazareth. No Grace (God’s riches at Christ’s expense) is not FREE! Not for God. Free for us, yes, but it’s not for God.
Just some thoughts I had listening to Rush last night in car.