Whatever It Takes

Have you ever had a time in your life when you have been blown away by someone's love and willingness to do whatever it takes for you?

Anita (my wife) and Emily and Zoe (our two young girls) were all home sick the other day, and Anita was sick to the point that she couldn't even get out of bed to look after the girls properly - she was in a bad way! To make things worse, I had a business meeting in the city for most of the day that I genuinely needed to be at.

My Mum helped out by collecting the boys from school, which was a real blessing, and others who knew of the situation also offered their assistance, which was lovely, but it was my mother-in-law who blew me away with her love and willingness to help...

Anita was in bed, unable to get up to properly look after our girls when my mother in law just happened to call to say 'hi'. As soon as she realised how tough it was for Anita, she jumped in her car and drove over an hour and a half to be with her daughter and stay as long as she was needed. Anita didn't even ask, she just did it out of love.

The only response to this that Anita (and I) could feel was love in return and absolute gratitude.

Her act of sacrificial love reminds me in some way of God's sacrificial love that He demonstrated for us.

Roman's 8:28 reminds us that 'while we were still sinners, Christ died for us'.

We were in a bad way, worse than Anita's earthly sickness, we were all eternally sick due to our sins and God 'so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him will not die (eternally) but have eternal life (John 3:16).
Christ came to our aid in our time of need and this also blows me away!

We didn't even ask, yet Christ did everything for us to enable us to be eternally well again and spend eternity with Him in heaven, all we have to do is be willing to accept the help.

My response to this is love in return and absolute gratitude!

What is your response?

God bless,

Steven King

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