Bill Gates has said many times that giving away money is much more satisfying than making money. He’s persuaded several of his billionaire friends to do join him in his philanthropic ventures.
Good for Bill, and good for the billionaires!
But, as the Lord Jesus said regarding the widow who gave of her two mites, “this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box.”
To give out of abundance is very nice, but it really doesn’t tell us much about the goodness of the giver.
So how can God, in all His wealth and power, show His goodness?
Mitch wrote his blog post dated July 12: All things are held together by the Word of His power and in that moment all things were precarious: the angels cowered, the earth quaked, the darkness ruled as the cry Elio, Elio, lema sabachthani? rang out.
God gave until it hurt; until it hurt so bad, it seemed like He began to lose His grip.
There is nothing so free as the gift of salvation, but to pay for that gift, it cost God—a lot!