6/16/2015 – by Marty Goehring, Ph.D.
There is a story told by a woman who was grocery shopping with her preschooler. She said, “My little boy asked, ‘Mama, can we buy a cantaloupe?’ He was gazing longingly over the beautiful fruit display in the grocery store. His innocent question turned like a knife in me. A fruit we all enjoyed seemed the utmost luxury in light of our meager checkbook balance. I had carefully made the grocery list to fit the money we had until the end of the month. Cantaloupe wasn’t part of the plan. But I did notice that two of the items I had intended to buy were on sale, and the savings happened to equal the cost of a cantaloupe. I sighed, and said, ‘I guess we have enough.’ ‘Oh, Mama,’ my son cheered, ‘enough is a lot!’”
Provision is a wonderful thing to experience in life. Enough certainly is a lot. In fact, many a smile is generated by simply remembering that, by definition, we never need more than enough. However, a unique thing about the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is that he often provides “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20 MSG).Read More →