I mean, if God was fair I’d be able to make a ball into a basket and be able to earn millions of dollars. If God was fair, seminary wouldn’t be so expensive and the ordination process wouldn’t be so dragging. If God was fair, pastors would make more money than reality tv stars.
If God was fair, the Redskins would… well. I don’t know if God could help them.
We find ourselves thinking, God isn’t fair. And no, He’s not.
If God was fair, we would have to pay for our sins and shortcomings.
If God was fair, the wrong would be punished and the righteous would be justified. But if God was fair, there would be no justified righteous people. If God was fair, there would be no love. If God was fair, we would never have Christmas, because Jesus would not come to earth for the forgiveness of sins for the humankind.
We would sin. And sin. And sin. And God, if God was fair, would keep track, God would keep score of how many sins we committed. And at the end, our sins would outnumber our acts of love and good that we do. If God was fair, God would seek that we get what we deserved. If God was fair, grace would not exist.
God’s something far greater. This God is generous. We do not love a fair God, we love a generous God.
Because God is generous, God is able to find worth and treasures in our imperfections and brokenness. Because God is generous, our sins are forgiven. Because God is generous, instead of receiving the hell we would deserve, we receive God’s love, God’s grace, God’s Son instead.
May we give the grace and generosity to those in our lives that God has given to us.