I Owed a Debt I Could Not Pay . . .

September 22, 2011

1.5 Trillion dollars. Imagine, that’s a 1.5 followed by 12 zeros.  That is enough to pay off the national debt of England, enough to give every Canadian $50,000.00 or enough to buy every person in the world an iPod.  1.5 Trillion dollars, if it was paid in $1000.00 bills, it would be a stack 163 km high and in dollar coins the pile would reach to Mars. 
That is the amount of tax revenue that the Obama administration is trying to raise in taxes.  I wonder if the President ever lays awake at night wishing someone would just come along and pay the bill for him.   After all, he didn’t create the debt, he just inherited it. The American public seems to be blaming the President for their folly.
We can’t even imagine a debt that large, but what about the spiritual debt that we owe?  You know the one the Bible talks about when it says, “The wages of sin is death”. 
We are responsible for that one but what if it was just paid off, clear and free?  That is the offer that Jesus makes.  The question is: Will you allow him to pay your debt?  Because he is willing, but you have to be as well.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.


  1. Dean - October 2, 2011 at 6:57 am -

    Love, love, love the Spiritual application, Dan. Only Jesus can pay the debt I owe. At the risk of being politically picky, the US financial debt is something over $14 trillion and, although President Obama wasn't handed a "winning hand", he's clearly misplayed that hand and increased the US debt from a 65% debt/ GDP ratio to an 85% ratio in less than 3 years. Serious stuff! I'm thinking, only the Lord can pay this debt, too. 🙂