"Nothing in life is free." That's what I have been told. I am sure you have heard this saying, as well. However, those who truly believe that this saying is true do not understand what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross.
Paul was writing to the church at Rome when he began to explain to them that everyone had sinned, including himself. Right after this, Paul explained that, although our sins separated us from God, through Christ we have been justified freely. We do not have to pay for it. We did not do anything to earn it.
We can look around us each and every day and see the free gift of God that was given to us. It is called life. Since sin brought death into the world, we were left with no way of living. We had no purpose. We deserved death for rebelling against the very One who gave us life. However, God had a different plan. His plan was to offer us justification by His grace. God gives it to us freely. We must choose whether or not we will accept it. If you have not, will you?