Does anyone else out there love Disney World? It probably helps that my parents live in Orlando, but I confess I love it. If you’ve been to the parks, resorts, or cruises they just do things well. Fun for kids of all ages, but just make sure to get your FastPasses online and early they do sell out.
Well, go with me on a hypothetical scenario. Let’s say you are a parent and you promise to buy your child Mickey or Minnie Mouse ears from Disney World. From there the work begins..
You save two years to go on this trip. You plan time off of work, your spouse plans time off of work. You pull the kids out of school (cause rates are lower and that’s when you can afford to go). You book the resort. You do the work of packing up, including packing things like a fan for white noise ensuring sound sleep. You get on a plane, you rent a car, you spend $20,000 to get into the park (that might be a slight exaggeration). And you finally get to the kiosk where they sell the Mickey or Minnie Mouse ears. The question now stands, will you pay the $50 for the embroidered ears you promised? Having done everything else, you might as well.
I believe God has done the major work for us. He planned out our salvation since the beginning of time. Planned it for thousands and thousands of years. Until one day Jesus packs up to go to earth, wrapped in flesh (which we call his incarnation). He lives among us. Each day he is storing up righteousness that would be ours by faith. Each day living sinless for our sakes. He gets to one Friday about 32 years later where he has the opportunity to pay the greatest cost. He does it. He dies on the cross so we could have forgiveness for each and every sin imaginable. This for all people for all time that comes to us through faith. And he rose from the dead to assure us that eternal life in heaven is not an if but a when for those who believe.
The question that follows is this? Will the God who secured our eternity provide for the temporary? I tell you he did all the rest, so he might as well follow through on this too. If he secured the greater, why wouldn’t he give the lesser?
Hear this great promise of God from Romans 8, “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
The God who secured your eternity knows how to take care of the temporal needs of your life. May this knowledge assure you as you go through earthly pressures and struggles. Wondering what the future holds for your children, wondering what retirement will look like, wondering about health, finances, the state of our country. Rest securely through faith in him.
If he gave us his Son, why wouldn’t he continue to give us everything we need for this life? May God give you peace this week as you put your trust in him. God bless.