Thursday, March 3, 2011
In A Word: Enough
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.