Romans 8:32: “Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?”

The root cause of all worries is lack of trust.

Maybe we have a problem with trust because we got burnt. Whatever the cause of our disappointment, here is the bottom-line: We need to trust again. We have to trust someone or we are just like dust in the wind, blown up whenever a storm front approaches. Trust is as essential as oil is to machinery. Well-oiled machinery runs smoothly, so does any relationship that is built on trust.

We have a God who entrusted Himself into our hands.

The Son of God came as vulnerable as a tiny embryo placed into the womb of a teenage girl who at the time lived in a society that not only frowned upon babies born out of wedlock but also carried out the death sentence after such conviction. Despite the precariousness of the situation, Jesus trusted His Father in Heaven that He would see them through. He also trusted Mary and Joseph to keep Him safe, and they did. Jesus was an infant when the family fled to Egypt to escape the wrath of an insane monarch who slaughtered all newborn babies in His vicinity.

Three is a prime number, a whole number whose only factors are 1 and itself. The Trinity is such an indivisible unity. And yet, the Trinity separated – albeit temporarily – to help humankind. When the Father let go of His one and only Son something wonderful happened: God became man. It seems that Jesus felt it was a badge of honor to become a human being. The gospel writers report that Jesus loved to refer to Himself as the Son of Man. He said (Matthew 20:28):

“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.”

When people get married they give themselves to their spouse – or else their marriage won’t work. Believers give themselves to God’s wonderful purpose or else their lives won’t work. Life only makes sense when we give ourselves wholeheartedly. If God doesn’t hold back, why wouldn’t we?

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