Free does not mean Cheap!

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

I've heard this all through my childhood
My dad reiterated this lesson-so-good
Nothing comes free in this world
I did'nt comprehend the intensity as a little girl

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

He'd recite these words so often
Right up till he was laid in his coffin
Nothing is free in this world
Remember this, my little girl

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

In fact, he'd always say 
If it's free, please run away
They're going to reclaim it from you some way
Some or the other way, you'll have to pay

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

Would'nt you rather pay by cash today
Instead when you can't afford on a rainy day?
Or even worse with cumulative interest
Or in a manner or form that you detest

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

My dad steered away from all things free
And honestly, to me, it seemed quite funny
I'm the one you'd find in a line
For sweepstakes, I'll happily sign

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

But, if you think about it, the man was right
Sales and marketing gimmicks tease with a bite
You end up purchasing what you'll never require
For a sale, might change your wardrobe, entire

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

And if you think about Christianity
Jesus laid down His life for you and me
Salvation is a gift for free
That's why we don't value it, you and me

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

If we had to purchase it with a price
We'd definitely value His sacrifice
But, because God's grace is available for free
We just treat it like trash, so cheaply

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

Yes, grace is available to all for free
We don't have to perform some exotic rituals or duty
It's just ours to claim
No price, no shame

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

But I'll tell you something, it did not come cheap
He was wounded and bled worse than skin-deep
Salvation is not cheap
But free to claim and keep

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

When you open your heart and love somebody
Chances are, they'll never value it until you're a dead body
Think about how parents do things for free
Their sacrifices aren't cheap, definitely

Because free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

There's always a price to be paid
Always assign true value to be weighed
Either the person is trustworthy
Or be wary when you're offered something for free

Free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep

Concern, services and emotions are definitely not cheap
Especially over things that can destroy your sleep
But, if your'e distributing these for free
Make sure, the real value, they see!

Because free does not mean cheap
Reflect upon it; it's quite deep!
- RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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6 Comments

  1. “Deliverance From Sin”

    Your Closest Loved Ones

    And Friends Are Going to Hell…

    The Message i Hear From the Kind

    of Christianity Here Locally and Online
    Professed the Most

    Believe In Our

    Man Make Him

    Your Only Savior

    Make Him the King of the UNiVeRSE

    Lest You Burn Forever With the Rest of

    The Goats Who Refuse to Be Among Our Sheep…

    Not Really Sorry i Tale The Truth As i Have Witnessed

    This Way of Believing For the Last 61 Years in A Locality

    of the United States With the Most Christian Churches Per

    Square Mile While the Christian Onward Marching Soldiers

    LITERALLY

    SPIT ON ME

    FOR SMILING

    AS THEY WERE

    AFRAID I WOULD NOT
    GROW UP TO BE A MAN

    FEARLESS ENOUGH TO KILL
    SOMEONE ELSE IN A WAR

    oh by the way HEHE Happy
    Veteran’s Day my First
    Cousin Burned Up

    (V I E T N A M)

    In A Helicopter

    For No Good

    Reason At All

    Yet War in that War Then
    Fortunately i Escaped That

    Error of “Onward Christian Soldiers” too…

    The Thing is The Man Is Jesus And Is Just Alright

    With me the Message The Teachings The Beatitudes

    And the Rest of the Teachings Censored Out Giving Power

    To the People to Find God Within Without Any Temple, Mega-Church,
    Or Roman Empire And Catholic Cohorts of Pope’s, Bishops, And Other

    Officials Who Decided to Make Jesus

    A God Man Instead of a Humble

    Teacher Centuries After

    He is Reported to Say

    THE LAST IS FIRST

    The Meek Inherit the

    Earth The Poor Inherit

    The Kingdom of Heaven

    Within and The Truly Rich Are

    Those Who Love Everyone Freely

    DarK Thru LiGHT Yes Enemy Through

    All that is God As A Best Way to Achieve True

    Freedom Now And No WHeRE Else Yet Now Within

    Again to Give, Share, Care, Freely With Least Harm For All

    So All i Will Do Is Build A Temple of Words For Giving Thanks Giving

    For the Gift of the Message For the Gift of the Teachings The Ones That

    Do Ring True to me

    And Cross-Culturally

    too as of Course Many

    Teachers Before Jesus Have

    Brought the Same Message True

    And After Of Course As Far As Shores

    of Human Beings Still Stand With Love

    For All With Least Harm the Altruistic

    Ape We Still Are With or Without

    Copious Amounts of Fur

    Love Survives

    From Birth

    When Love is

    Preciously Fed And
    Watered And Gardened

    All Across the Life Span

    Always a Practice of Life

    to Keep Salvation of the

    Eyes of the Child

    Trusting

    The

    Warmth of the
    Breast Where Love

    Comes Best Now And Forever now

    Yes, Jesus is Just Alright With me the Real Man and no Myth..

    Oh Yeah, Keep Smiling Dear Rue Have A Nice Day mY FRiEnD…

    Yes JeSuS

    is Just Alright With me..:)

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  2. Lovely poem, and important thoughts within. I am reminded of a twentieth century theologian named Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who wrote about “cheap grace,” about Christians who take the Lord’s free gift of grace for granted and neglect the price our Lord paid to provide us with that gift.
    By the way, where was the photograph taken? J.

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