Thursday, March 13, 2014

About gifts

I wanted with all of my heart to give my dad a trip to Alaska.  As long as I can remember he's wanted to go there.  He has been told he has Lupus, so a life threatening illness.  With time running out and believing we have the resources, I offered him his dream trip.  He said he couldn't possibly and that he'd never get to Alaska.  That interaction got me wondering if that's how God is with us.  He wants so badly to give us good gifts and we don't, for whatever reason, receive them. I am absolutely convinced it is this way with salvation.  He died for everyone.  "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8.  He came to deliver a verdict of "Not Guilty" for everyone who would place their trust in Him.  Exoneration, Freedom, Peace, Love, Joy.  So I ask myself and I ask you, what is it that God might be trying to give us that we refuse to receive because of some belief we have?

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