He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32
In my history, this promise that reveals the amazing generosity of our Heavenly Father's heart was somehow overlooked or marginalized. Without using words, the idea behind the revised conservative version of this verse would go something like this: "If God sent Jesus Christ to forgive us for our sins, what more could we ask for or expect from Him." It sounds so humble and holy! However, this religious spin is a terribly poor substitute for the unabashed promise of Divine abundance revealed as accessible to us in this verse...don't you think? I'm not saying, and neither is Paul in this context of Romans 8, that there will not be troubles, trials, sacrifices and sufferings involved in our spiritual journey in Jesus. I am simply saying that if God gave us the very best that He had in the gift of His Son, why would He withhold any other good thing we truly need to live joyfully, fruitfully, purposefully, nobly and freely in His world? Any adversities we face are much more than compensated for by the thrilling dynamics and rich provisions intrinsic to embracing the genuine and real-time interactive friendship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit offered to us here and now...not just then and there in the by and by.
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