Yesterday, I was adding some numbers and I looked at my six-year-old and said, “Hey Grant, remember the number 150.”
“OK, 150” he said. He left the room and within seconds came back in and asked, “120?”
“One fifty.” I said.
He left the room again and returned about 20 minutes later, handed me a pink piece of construction paper and said, “I made you something so you wouldn’t forget your number.” That Sweet Little Love had gone into the kitchen, pulled out scissors, markers, tape and construction paper and worked earnestly on this “little” reminder. How elaborate. I guess a post it note would have been too simple. Too easy.
I couldn’t help but be moved by his motivation to go above and beyond the little request I asked of him.
You know, God could have left us to our sin. He did not have to forgive us.
But he did.
But then, He could have just spoken the word “FORGIVEN” and it would have been done.
But he did more.
He “did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all.”
Instead of us, He chose his Son.
He could have condemned us all to Hell for our offensive sin, but instead, “who is it that he condemns? Christ Jesus, who died.”
God could have stopped there.
But he did much “-more than that, [Jesus] who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is interceding for us” Romans 8:32-34.
Precious Jesus cries out to the Father on your behalf.
He does not have to, but he is motivated by his great LOVE FOR YOU to go above and beyond simple and “to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” Ephesians 3:20.
Oh, how he loves you and loves you.
He always does more. Immeasurably more.
How he longs for you to know him and receive this extravagant gift of salvation and freedom from sin. Do you know him?
Who is this King of Glory?! His name is Jesus.