Got a Dime to Spare? God did not spare His Son Jesus Christ out of love for you

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Got a Dime to Spare? God did not spare His Son Jesus Christ out of love for you

Written by Sheila Schuller Coleman

“He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also
with Him graciously give us all things?” -Romans 8:32

When I walk out of a store or restaurant, I am frequently stopped by those who ask,
“Got a dime to spare?” Because I’m wary of giving money to those who might use it to purchase unhealthy substances holding them hostage, I often purchase them a meal,
instead, or hand them a bag of peanuts with one of our “Hope Centre” cards stapled
to it. I encourage them to come on Monday for a hot meal, inspiration and encouragement,
a free haircut, and help with clothes, resumes, and substance abuse counselling.

At one recent Monday Meal, I met a man I’ll call “Rich” who came up to me and said,
“Pastor Sheila, I am your resident atheist.”

“Really? Well, I have good news for you, Rich. God believes in you even if you don’t
believe in Him. He loves you even if you don’t love Him.”

“I’ve told God that I’d believe in Him if I could see Him.'”

“Rich, take a look around. See Amanda over there cutting hair? See Hilda behind
the table serving the food? See Harold by the racks handing out the clothes? You
are seeing God in action through each one of them.”

Two weeks later when I ran into Rich again, he said, “Sheila, the word on the street
is that you love us.”

“Well, that’s true. But most importantly, God loves you.”

“I’m beginning to believe that.”

So, let’s look at that question, “Got a dime you can spare?” I’d like to challenge
you and ask you, “Got a life you can spare?”

God, who did not spare the life of his Son, asks us to give our lives to Him and
to serve Him – like Amanda, like Hilda, like Harold, like so many others who are
giving their lives to say through words and works, “God loves you and so do I!”


Lord, when I am tempted to think You would withhold a blessing or a deliverance
from me, I am reminded that You have promised that You will not withhold anything
I need – not even Your Son’s death on the cross. What more do I need? Thank You,
Lord! Forgive me, Lord! Amen.

God did not spare His Son out of love for you. How does that make you feel?

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May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!