Do you see yourself as a beggar before God? We cry out to God when we realize He is the only One who can help us. But we are beggars. For what can we offer Him that He should help us, what deeds can we do that we should earn His favor?
Yet here is the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ for us beggars: "that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich." (II Corinthians 8:9)
But do we sometimes say "no" to the help He extends to us because we are looking for something more? I pray (I beg!) that we would see that there is nothing more – that is, there is no greater help and no greater hope than that which God extends to us in the Gospel, the good news of the forgiveness of all of our sins in Jesus’ name. Yes, in the richest way possible, GOD ANSWERS THE BEGGARS’ CRY!
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Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Daniel is the Staff Minister at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, El Paso TX.