The Greatest Freebie of All Time

This post was originally published on Easter 2008. I had roughly 10 or so readers way back then. What a year it has been!

In honor of our Risen Lord, I want to share this post once again.

It’s pretty quiet on the blog front today, with the holiday and all. Five Seven years ago today, I came across the greatest FREEBIE in all human history.

This Freebie has no links to click, no surveys to complete, no rebate form to fill out, no newsletter to sign up for, and believe it or not, does not require any Extra Care Bucks.

It is open to anyone in the human race, whether male or female, tall or short, young or old, weak or strong, rich or poor, “good” or “bad”, and to every color of skin. The one and only requirement to obtain this once-in-a-lifetime freebie, is faith.

What is this incredible gift, you ask? Eternal life, salvation, forgiveness of sins, living water, the bread of life. This freebie is from our loving Heavenly Father.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

I received the gift of salvation the only way possible: I asked for it, and received it, by faith.

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die”. John 11:25

Upon receiving this gift, my life changed dramatically in every way. But that is for another post, another day. Perhaps you have never considered taking what God is offering. I am so thankful that I did, and each Easter I reflect on the joys and struggles of being a Christ follower. In the last year, no other verse has spoken to me more than this one:

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. Matthew 6:21

In other words, where your money goes matters. A lot. I want my heart in the eternal, not the temporal. Join me as I put the “Kingdom First” in my life.

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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.


  1. Wonderful!

  2. Thank you for sending out such a wonderful message this morning. I really needed to read these today! Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

  3. Amen! So thankful for what He did for us! What a beautiful post!

  4. D. Oehlberg says:

    Wishing you the best with your delivery. You might have an Easter baby, after all!

  5. Anonymous says:

    My husband and I are teaching Sunday School today for the first time. (No pressure) Thanks for the wonderful words and a reality check.

  6. PinkMonkeyReading says:

    Amen! It is wonderful that our salvation is free, but it came with a cost…His life. Be blessed today.


  7. Angie Marion says:

    Amen! he Is Risen! Happy Easter!

  8. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful post, Alyssa! So proud of you, so happy for all that you have accomplished this year. The best is yet to come! XOXO~Jennifer

  9. Sherrylinn says:

    Thank you for posting this. What a wonderful reminder of the greatest gift ever!

  10. My Front Porch says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Alyssa. I’d love to hear more of your story sometime!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Whether you’ve received the freebie or not, happy Spring Festival to all and enjoy those chocolate eggs!

  12. Thrifty Living Mom says:

    Amen! He is Risen just as He said He would. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for the ultimate gift you gave. This was a BEAUTIFUL post!

  13. Kristi_runwatch says:

    What an exciting thing to have Easter as your “anniversary” date! :) Hope you had a wonderful resurrection Sunday – He is risen indeed!

  14. It is indeed wonderful and exciting. Makes you wonder why nobody wrote anything about the Resurrection for over 30 years after it happened. It also took a while for someone to write the famous “He is risen!” (Mark 16:6, some 40 years after the crucifixion).

  15. The Sensible Momma says:

    Beautiful post!

  16. Dana @ Frugal in Virginia says:

    Thank you for sharing! What a wonderful gift it is, indeed.

  17. I love it. What a clever way to post about the best “freebie” of all!!!

  18. You are right. Christ’s death and resurrection and His gift of eternal life is the BEST FREEBIE there is. Thank you for the great post.

  19. I LOVE this post, what a great FREEBIE post, so creative!

  20. awesome…thanks for sharing! i love hearing how God has changed your life and how you are committing your life to being used by Him to make His name known!

  21. Hi, I just found your blog via MSM. I’m interested in learning what brought you to Christianity after being agnostic. Do you have any posts written about that? There have been some tragedy lately in my life, so I have been exploring my faith more.

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