Denny’s has a value menu listing $2, $4, $6, and $8 items. One of the $4 dollar items is called “All you can eat pancakes.” It sounds really good except underneath the description are the words, “Limit Restrictions Apply.” So it really is misnamed. It should be called “All you may eat pancakes.”
God has an “All you can eat” offering. We read about it in several places. The 23rd Psalm says, “Thou preparest a table before me … my cup runs over.” Malachi writes, “Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” When Jesus fed the 5000 and the 4000, on both occasions there were leftovers. The people had all they could eat. When He told the disciples to cast their nets they filled with so many fish they nearly tore. It was all they could handle.
When our Heavenly Father makes us an offer there isn’t any fine print. He is always out front with us letting us know what to expect. His promises are amazing. “Goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives.” The mercy part is the best offer. Think of the worst thing you have ever done and know it is forgiven. No wait, don’t think about it because that might bring us some bad memories. Merely ask Him to freely forgive you and everything will be blotted out. You don’t have to be afraid that you forgot to confess a specific sin. Our Heavenly Father has an all you need mercy plan with no fine print.
Written by Roger Bothwell on May 15, 2015
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