Jesus traded His righteousness for our sin. He traded His riches for our poverty. He gave us His peace for our chaos. He took our bad health and pain (emotional and physical) and gave us health. He gave us the blessing and took the curse that was on our lives. Jesus traded for our eternal death and gave us eternal life.

These don’t seem like fair trades. That’s because they’re not. But, He traded all of these things, and more, because He loves us. He made these trades so that we can have an abundant life now. We don’t have to wait until we get to heaven to experience the goodness of God. We can have a great life now.

So, if you need another reason to be grateful for Jesus, think about the trades He made and begin to thank Him.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.