The Extravagance Of God
“Our Lord made the way for every Son of Man to come into communion with God. The Saints do not end in crucifixion; by the Lord‘s grace, they end in glory.”*
Our God is an extravagant God. We see that when we look at His Creation. We can see the beauty in the grass and the flowers and the trees as they are beginning to bloom in Spring. God has made so many things in abundance that, if we think about it really, aren’t of practical necessity but are magnificent. Did He have to make more than 60,000 tree species to partake in the oxygen cycle? Do we really need more than 400,000 flower types? And snow! I love snow and how it covers the world and all seems silent as it falls. Extravagant!
Have you stopped to look at a sunset or a sunrise lately? How many days do you wake up and go to bed but never stop to notice them? Yet they go on the same, the sun rises and sets every day. And the moon and the stars -so beautiful at night… Magnificent extravagance! Lift up your heads, see the heavens and see the glory of Creation and remember that same God poured His extravagance on us not just in creation but in the magnificent act of sacrificial grace sending His son Jesus, who gave His life for us so that we may enjoy the Lord’s extravagant love and grace for all eternity.
What an extraordinary God! Grace is the overflowing extravagance of God toward and for us personally. During our celebration of Easter, let’s take time to reflect on the extravagance of our Lord. See and remember Him in the sunrises and sunsets. See His abounding love in nature and His glory in all creation. Remember the extravagant love He has shown us by making a way for us to be in fellowship with Him forever, because of Christ’s death and resurrection that we celebrate during this time of year. Take a few moments, be still and as the Psalmist says, “know that He is God”** and He is risen! Hallelujah
(*Quote by Oswald Chambers, **Psalm 46:10)
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