Illustration by John-Mark Warkentin
God has been supremely generous to me in sending his son Jesus Christ to earth to take my sin on himself and thereby enable me to be reconciled to God. This for me was the greatest revelation about what it is to be a Christian. There is no generosity to which any of us can aspire which can match God’s generosity. All our generosity is as stewards of the resources that God has entrusted to us. I think it is essential that we see whatever resources we have as resources we have been entrusted with to fulfil God’s purposes in this world and not ours to do with as we please. I don’t think for a moment I would be where I am in terms of wealth and success unless God had willed it and if he had willed it, nothing I could have done would have frustrated it. Equally if he had not willed it, nothing I could have done would have allowed it. Nothing I do or attain is possible apart from God. I find it healthy to remind myself of this constantly.