He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
A father was approached by a young man who wanted to marry his daughter. After a lengthy conversation, the father gave the young man the permission he sought: “Yes, you may marry my daughter.” Before leaving, the young man also asked, “Could I have a glass of water before I drive back?” “A glass of water?” the father asked, smiling. “I’ve just given you my most valuable possession, my daughter, and you ask me for a glass of water? Of course! Help yourself to whatever I have, now that you have what is most valuable to me.”
Something similar happened when God gave His only Son to the world, to die for our sins. Sometimes when we pray about a need, we forget that God has already demonstrated His unconditional love for us by giving us His Son. Paul reminds us, “How shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Our needs are important, but they pale in comparison to what God has already given.
Remember God’s unconditional, unchanging love when you pray. He is ready to “give us all things.”
The true measure of God’s love is that He loves without measure. Anonymous