There is Enough
It makes me smile every morning. The birds sitting up in the trees waiting for their daily bread. Soon they are in the garden, the bread supplied and the birds happy, or so you would think. However, as we have our breakfast watching the birds have theirs, there is one blackbird who spends the time chasing the other blackbirds. It is so busy chasing it does not eat. It thinks there is not enough. Every morning this happens, it has not grasped that there is plenty, there is enough for them all.
That got me thinking how alike we are to this blackbird. Sometimes our thinking is: there is not enough.
Our daily bread of forgiveness – there is enough.
Ephesians 1:7 tells us in Christ we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, and it is according to the riches of His grace. It is not out of the riches of His grace. God in forgiving us is not any poorer. There is enough forgiveness for all.
Our daily bread of mercy – there is enough.
In Hebrews 4:16 we read that we can come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Peter reminds us in 1 Peter 2:10 that we have obtained mercy. There is enough mercy.
Our daily bread of peace – there is enough.
I think that at times we forget that Jesus told us in John 14:27: “peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.” A few chapters later in John 16:33 Jesus tells us His plan for us: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace.” In the teaching of the Apostle Paul to the church at Rome we are reminded “Therefore being justified by faith; we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1) The way to have peace is clear. It is to be declared righteous (justified) we are so thankful that because of what Jesus did at the cross we can be declared righteous and experience peace with God. Peace, there is enough for us all.
In this world the word pandemic strikes fear to many.
We have our daily bread of hope – there is enough.
I remember my friend Joe; he was dying and soon I would have to preach at his funeral. Roy, tell the people what 1 Peter 3:15 declares: “Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you.” Roy, remember to tell them about the hope I have, the certainty of eternal life because of my Saviour Jesus Christ. At Joe’s funeral I told them about HOPE; the hope Joe had. It was a Hope; Heavenly hope; it was the Only hope; it was a Personal hope; and it was an Eternal hope.
As you read this today may you become aware that there is enough forgiveness, enough mercy, enough peace and enough hope.
The prodigal son discovered this, and, in his despair, he realised what it tells us in Luke 15:17. At his father’s house there was “enough and to spare”. It was time to return home to his father.
Today there is enough and to spare at the Father’s house. Come home.
Thank you to Roy Leith for these very encouraging thoughts.