When trouble comes and we seem powerless to deal with it, we cry out, “O God, I have reached the end of my resources.” That sentence is the key to the life God is offering us in and through Jesus Christ. If we want to know who Jesus is we must understand Him as the One who at every moment of His life emptied Himself, and threw Himself in absolute dependence on God’s resources. If we want to know the person God wants us to be, we must empty ourselves and acknowledge our absolute dependence on God’s resources.
Many years ago, a popular preacher delivered a Sunday sermon entitled “God’s Ownership.” Later that day he was invited to the home of a wealthy parishioners. The rich man conducted the preacher over his vast estate. Looking over his broad acres and recalling the morning’s sermon, the rich man said, “Do you mean to tell me that this land does not belong to me?” To which…
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