“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 in the trees; especially now as things begin to bloom in Spring. God has made so many things in abundance that sometimes it seems as if they weren’t necessarily created out of practicality but instead, in magnificence. Did He have to make more than 60,000 species of trees to partake in the oxygen cycle? Do we really need more than 400,000 verities of flowers? And snow! The silencing beauty of snow captivates me, but my mind can’t truly fathom how no two flakes are designed the same. It’s the epitome of beauty and brilliance. What an Extravagant God we serve!
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 cast their light down on us each night… Magnificent extravagance! Lift up your heads, see the heavens and see the glory of Creation and remember that same God poured His extravagance, not just on creation but on us too.
Grace is the overflowing extravagance of God toward and for us personally. During this time when most of us are at home more, let us 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” **.
Tiffany May – Social Media Director and Friend of CHN