Enough

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It would have been enough, and more than enough, for Him to have created me his creature.

And He did, and it was good.

But it wasn’t enough.

It would have been enough, and more than enough, if He had given me free will.

And He did, and I sinned.

But it wasn’t enough.

It would have been enough, and more than enough, if He refrained from striking me down that very instant.

And He did.

But it wasn’t enough.

It would have been enough, and far more than enough, when He took my sin upon Himself and suffered every anguish.

He did. It was beyond bearing. Beyond hope. Beyond anything we could ask or think.

But He said, “That is not enough.”

It would have been enough, and more than enough, for Him to offer us Heaven and His presence through eternity.

He did. He does.

But it is not enough.

Over and above the extravagance he gave on the Cross and in his life, He gives us good gifts every day, and teaches us.

When faced with such overwhelming,  abundant, extravagant love, how can we tell Him, “Enough?”

Our lives are not enough. They weren’t ours to give. Our time is not enough. It’s borrowed, anyway. Our love is not enough. We could not love unless He first loved us.

Completely crushed under the unbearable weight of grace, all we can do is feebly thank Him.

And yet He takes joy in giving us more.

It would have been enough, and more than enough.

But He gave more.

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  1. Amen.

    For each of His gifts, we may say “Dayenu”–it would have been sufficient–but our God gives us this and so much more.

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