All Things

Published on May 29th, 2013 by Pastor Ed Hlad | 0


Romans 8:32 is an amazing verse, “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?”  It is one of those verses that should take our breath away.  God the Father gave up his Son so that we could be reconciled to the Father.  On top of all that, because we are with Jesus, he cannot help but give us all things.  It truly is mind blowing when you stop and try to meditate on those truths.


What I found in my meditation was that I first got stuck on “all things”.  What exactly does that mean?  I have always disagreed with the “name it and claim it” folks but am I missing out on something?  After all the says that he cannot help but give me all things?  Am I closer in my thinking when I understand that material things are nothing but the gifts of peace, forgiveness, hope, grace, etc. are “all things”?  Can I find great satisfaction in what I have because I know that he gives all things and my future is secure?  Meditating on that truth is truly an amazing and wonderful exercise.


What I found, though, is that there are greater truths to meditate on in this verse.  These truths bring a deeper joy into your heart.  Stop and meditate on the truth that all of this is true because of the sacrifice and work of Jesus on the cross.  It is because I am with Jesus that I am to receive all things.  Is there two ways to look at this?  God the Father graciously gives to the Son all things and because we are with Jesus we also receive those things.  We could also look at it as both the Father and the Son graciously give us all things.  Either way the receiving of all of these things are because of our new life in Jesus.  We must preach that truth to ourselves everyday.


What may be the greatest thing to meditate on in these verses is the awesome love of the Father towards us.  That love is not only demonstrated by the giving up of his Son but in the truth that he gives us all things.  We rejected him as our creator and our God.  We rebelled against his amazing love and yet he provided a way of reconciliation.  And not only did he send his Son but he chose to open our eyes and hearts to this great gift of reconciliation and then his love overflows in such abundance that he graciously gives us all things.


My heart becomes overwhelmed when I stop and give attention to our God like this.  My heart is filled with great songs of praise and adoration.  I am hesitant to take my fingers off of my keyboard and send these word into the blogosphere because I know that once I do that I will be bombarded with the things of life that seek to take my eyes off of my God and his great love.  May we all encourage each other to continually fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

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