my mother-in-law called me crying. I was worried something was wrong. She began
to talk to me about how she would never drive again (doctor’s orders), and my
heart hurt for her. Then she told me that she didn’t want to sell her car. She
told me she wanted to give it to me. I didn’t understand at first. I began to
explain to her how I couldn’t afford a car payment, and she said, “No Natalie.
I want to give it to you.” Then I started crying! What a lavish gift! Thank you
did not seem like enough in that moment. In no way did I deserve such a
gracious gift. She gave because she loved – and I was incredibly humbled.
morning I was reading in 1 John 3 when the first verse grasped my attention. “How
great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called
children of God!” I admit that there have been times over the past year that I
felt anything but lavished with love. I felt fearful, alone, and wondered if
God heard my prayers. However, in the midst of those dark times, God was there
loving me lavishly. He gave us the most lavish gift of all – His Son.
our pastor asking us if God never gave us anything other than his Son, would
that be enough for us. His grace is enough. It is more than enough. It is a
lavish outpouring of his great love. Because of this grace, we receive the gift
of his Presence daily. This morning take time to bask in his lavish love!