Unlimited: Jesus is God’s Unspeakable Gift
Sep 2, 2021 940
Thank God for his Son—his Gift too wonderful for words (2 Corinthians 9:15, TLB).
A great king gave all his citizens an invitation to a royal banquet at the palace. For admission the guests had to bring what they thought was the fairest flower that ever bloomed.
The citizens thronged to the palace but were turned away by the thousands. Only a few found entrance. Many brought the deadly nightshade of superstition. Others arrived flaunting poppies of denominational pride. Still others brought the hemlock of self-righteousness.
The few who were allowed in had chosen the Lily of the Valley, the Rose of Sharon, the blood-red Rose of Calvary. Jesus is the price heaven and nothing else is acceptable to infinite Holiness.
God’s unspeakable gift is Jesus.
Jesus is God’s “unspeakable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15 KJV). Though he was rich, for our sakes he became poor, that we through his poverty might become rich.
The Christian’s chief duty is adoration. Faith does not make us see Christ. Seeing Christ gives us faith.
Repentance is not something to do in order to take hold of the Saviour. Taking hold of the Saviour gives us repentance. He is all we need.
Let us choose that better part and sit ever at the Master’s feet beholding him, hearing him, loving him, and then spontaneously obeying and serving him. Let us consider, anew, God’s unspeakable Gift: the incomparable Christ. – Des Ford (adapted)
Reflection: If you were invited to a banquet like in Des’ story, which flower would you bring? If “the Christian’s chief duty is adoration”, what can you do in your life to focus more on Jesus?