God’s Stunning Generosity

When we look in Scripture, we find God’s stunning generosity sets the tone. ‘He did not spare his own son but freely gave him up for us all.’ (Romans 8:32) There’s nothing more surprising that God could have done. There’s no higher gift God could have given than his one and only son.
The gospel is the story of God’s stunning generosity. He does not give us what we deserve, but gives what we could never have thought to ask for. Jesus laid down his life for us, while we were yet sinners. He gave every drop of blood and his very last breath that we might be brought from death to life.
And by faith in Jesus, we become children of God. The more we see that the gospel is God’s generosity, the more we can pray, ‘Lord, make me like you. I want to bear the family resemblance.’

—John Rinehart in “Stunning Generosity,” 

My prayer this week: Lord, thank you for bringing me from death to life. Your grace ensures I don’t get what I most certainly deserve. Continue to make me more like you every step along the way so that I bear your image, not my own.