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Summary: Easter is just the beginning of God handing out His love to you.

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What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

(Romans 8:31-32 NKJV)

Easter is the beginning of God handing out His love to you.

When the grandchildren visit their grandparents during Christmas, Granddad would be waiting on the chair with arms open wide with love. Sometimes he would take money out of His pocket and hand it out to the grandchildren. Would the grandchildren say: "No, I don’t want what you are giving me"? Of course not. When Granddad reaches out in his pocket, the grandkids start taking their hands out. They know that something good is coming their way. We call what these kids are getting a "hand-out".

When a person takes a "hand-out", they are receiving freely something that someone else is giving to them. God is giving us His love as a free "hand-out". God wants us, no He desires that we take His love freely.

When God says in this verse that He did not spare His own Son, He means that He did not stop giving His Son to us. Another verse in the Bible says the same thing like this:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

(John 3:16 NKJV)

The Bible says here that God gave His only begotten Son. In Romans 8:32, God did not stop from giving His Son. It says: but delivered Him up for us all.

God did not spare His Son because it was the only way God could spare us.

God did not prevent His Son from going to the cross. God handed His Son over as God’s judgment for sin. God did not prevent from giving His love. God showed that He loves by handing His Son over for the judgment you and I deserve. God demonstrated His love by giving us something good - freedom from sin. God demonstrated His love by giving us eternal life. But this one-time act of God’s love is not the end of God’s love for you. God still loves you, and still wants to hand out His love to you.

In essence, God keeps giving and giving and giving. God God keeps giving His hand out to you to help you in your time of need.

God handed Jesus over to die as a way to hand out His love to us. God will keep handing out His love to us. God wants to continue to give us His love.

This is what God means when the Bible says in Romans 8:32: how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

What does the Bible mean when it says all things?

The argument of this verse is from the greatest to the least. The greatest act of God’s love was to let His Son die on the cross for us. There is no other act of love that is greater. I mean, can you imagine a father letting His son die for other people? Yet, God let His Son die for me and you. Why? So that God could spend His love on us.

If letting His Son die was the hardest thing for God to do, then anything by comparison is simple. God said: "OK, I don’t like it, but I have to let My Son pay for the sin that separates Me from my children." This sounds like an impossible thing for God to do. Murder His Son? Allow His own Son to die on the cross? How could God do that? It seems so impossible.


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