Be Amazed!

He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all–how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?  Romans 8:32

If God did not spare His own Son for your sake,  how precious are you?

Think about an object of value that a man might purchase. Perhaps a work of art, a fancy car, a beautiful home, or an expensive ring. That item would of course be very precious to him. Would he not take care of it, guard it, and do all they he could do protect it? And all for something temporal that will someday fade away.

God places great value on the eternal souls of men. If a mere man would take such good care of his valuables, how much more would God take care of those He has purchased at such a dear price as the blood of His only begotten Son?

In the darkest moments, He lights the way. He is hope for the hopeless, peace for those who would know no peace. His arm is strong. He watches over His flock with care and lovingkindess; He neither slumbers nor sleeps. His Grace is sufficient and His will perfect. He knows what we need before we even ask, and those who call on His Name will never be disappointed.

We must live our lives in this Gospel reality. His love is wider, deeper, more profound and more lasting than any trial or tribulation that may come our way. His promises are sure. His hand is open. Rest in His unfailing Grace and be amazed!

By His Grace and for the Gospel,
Terrie van Baarsel

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8 responses to “Be Amazed!

  • Alysse

    Brightened my night =) Thanks for sharing your thoughts

  • teeveebee

    Aww. You brightened MY night. Hope all is well with you. Blessings!

  • Amanda

    We are in good hands. Thanks, Terrie!

  • teeveebee

    Amanda, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. It’s good to remind each other in whose hands we are held. Love you, sister!

  • Lisa Martinez

    Terrie–I am blessed by this reminder! God’s timing is always perfect when we need encouragement. Yes, he never slacks or slumbers! Thank you for reminding me of this life-reality reminder! Blessings-Lisa

  • teeveebee

    Hi LIsa,
    Rejoicing in God’s faithfulness to you and your family. Grateful to the Lord for Mike’s good news!!!! Love you all! =)

  • Linda Rosentrater

    Thank you for this wonderful message! Phil and I often comment on the way your family lives according to whatever Jesus commands of you. It’s a great example to us.

  • teeveebee

    Hi Linda,
    Would be to God that our family would live according to whatever Jesus commands us to do! It is to our shame that we don’t always do so… To whatever degree we are an encouragement to you, Praise God! You and your family are a great encouragement to us, also. We are thankful we have been able to get to know you. Blessings!

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