Posted by Peggy Utley

There is a story of a little boy who was one of seven children. One day, he had an accident which required hospitalization.  Coming from a very poor family and not enough food on the table to satisfy the hunger of 7 children, he was taught to share everything.

Sharing everything meant he never had a full glass of milk or a whole piece of bread. The 7 children had to share cups and were taught that they could only drink so much so as to leave something for the next child.

As the little boy began to recover from his surgery, a nurse brought him a large glass of milk.  He looked at it and then thinking of his brothers and sisters, he asked. “How deep can I drink?” The nurse, knowing about his family situation said, “Son, you can drink it all”.

God looks at you and me, impoverished by sin. He points to the cross that represents his love, grace and forgiveness and the sacrifice that he made on our behalf. He points to the empty tomb and says to us, “drink all of it,” “take it in.” What I have done for you through my Son Jesus Christ is all for you. And there is enough for everyone who will believe and receive.

He gives more grace when burdens grow greater.

He sends more strength when the labors increase.

To added affliction, he adds his mercy.

To multiplied trials, he multiplies peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,

When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,

When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,

Our Father’s giving is only begun.

His love has no limit, his grace knows no measure.

His power no boundary known to men.

For out of his infinite riches in Jesus,

He gives, and gives and gives again.

(Annie J. Flint)

 

In His Love,

Charles