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Congratulations!

“Congratulations, you loan is paid in full.”

Ever since starting my Financial Peace journey (which was also around the time I started to have to pay off my student loans), I always get excited and celebrate when I see another e-mail with the above subject line. (Only a few more to go!)

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The emails often come at least a month after the final payment is actually made. So even though I KNOW the debt has already been paid, it is always exciting to get that email that verifies that truth. It’s proof that I don’t owe them anything else. Today, was no exception.

Though, I will say, that as that email came through my inbox today, in this Holy Week, I was reminded of another debt I have… an even greater one that the student loans I’ve managed to rack up. A debt that I would NEVER be able to pay off no matter HOW big my debt snowball is… the debt of sin.

As we journey through this Holy Week with Jesus… seeing his suffering… seeing Him step in and say, “I’ve got this one,” we can look forward to that glorious moment Easter Sunday when we receive a holy “email” that verifies once again:

CONGRATULATIONS, YOUR DEBT HAS BEEN PAID!

May we truly CELEBRATE what God has done for us and live in the freedom that comes in being “debt” free.

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. … For you were called to freedom. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:1,13)

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