Thursday, March 3, 2011

In A Word: Enough

It's the end of the day. Blogging, well writing of any kind, is best when carried out early in the day. I can understand why. It's just a little over an hour before the day is over and I'm exhausted. I've had enough. Enough of work and enough of the busyness all around me. The world is moving quickly and I'm tired of trying to keep up.

When I first started typing this blog, I thought of the word enough in a negative light. The word enough means that a demand has been met, a need fulfilled, a quantity reached. It is supposed to indicate the end in that the objective has been achieved, but I see enough as going over and beyond to the point of too much. Hence the expression in the first paragraph of having enough work to the point of exhaustion. Enough is too much.

As odd as it may seem, however, enough is something that many work hard and give their entire life to achieve. Why? Because they don't have enough. There isn't enough food to feed the family, water to clean and refresh, and money to provide shelter. There isn't enough time in the day to accomplish all that is required to provide a decent life for the family. Enough is always out of reach.

In a positive light, the inability to achieve enough is the very idea that brings us to our knees in absolute surrender and humility before our Heavenly Father. We realize that we will never be good enough to earn our salvation. We will never be able to do enough works to earn our way to Heaven. "It is finished" or it is enough was uttered by Christ on the cross just before He died. He who knew no sin, became sin, so that we might have life (2 Corinthians 5:21). Only Christ's sacrifice on the cross, his crucifixion and blood shed, is enough to wash away our sins and give eternal life to we who believe.

When we step into glory at the end of our life or the end of time, we will experience enough as God truly intended it. Enough will be realized and it will be realized in the eternal light and glory of God. He is our true provider who will provide enough of what we need. It is He who will protect us from reaching the point to where we've had enough or too much. He is our strength and provider and in Him we find the peace and rest we are looking for. He is all we need. He is enough.

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