Good Friday Reflections: More than Enough

On this “Good Friday” morning, as I prepared for a seminar related to financial education, a verse of scripture came to mind, as I applied the principles that I have been learning in the seminar to my individual situation:

1 Corinthians 8:9

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

If at no other time of the year, this week celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we recognize the blessings and benefits that accrued to our deficit accounts as a result of the ultimate sacrifice of the precious Lamb of God. A number of years ago, while reflecting upon the passion of Jesus Christ, I expressed my thoughts in poetry:

More Than Enough

How much is enough?

Can you measure the length of each scar on his back?

Can you trace the depth of each gash and follow each track?

Can you extract and analyze sweat, like drops of blood?

Can you remove water and blood and then weigh the good?

Can you collect the tears and hold them in a vial?

Can you assess the shame and disgrace of trumped up trial?

How much is enough?

     One more mocking bow, one more man to spit in his face,

     One more taunting gesture, one more mark of disgrace.

     One more lash, one more gash, one more blow to the head,

     As he endured the cross, despising the shame as he bled.

     To smash once more, one blow short of certain death.

     He cried, “It is finished” then yielded his last breath.

How much is enough?

Who can assess the worth of his blood and establish a price

For the precious Lamb of God, unblemished, sinless sacrifice?

God’s bounty of mercy is sufficient. His deep love will suffice.

Despite the deficit, God balances each account to set it right.

Where sin once had free reign, now grace has abounded instead.

The Lord himself provided the Lamb, whom He raised from the dead.

In His gracious goodness Jehovah-Jireh reminds us

That He is more than enough, yes, so much more than enough.

In personalizing the sacrifice of the Savior, I thought of the song with a similar title “More than Enough” performed by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

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