I’m reading the biography of A.T. Pierson and my heart was warmed when I read this story.
The young man was never spoiled with an oversupply of spending money, for while his parents were thrifty they had a large family and his father was not in a position to supply all his boy’s needs, much less his luxuries. He had, however, a wealthy uncle who one day asked Arthur (i.e., A.T.Pierson) if he was in need of money. When the young man candidly admitted that he was, the uncle took out a blank card and wrote an order to his cashier:
“Give the bearer, Arthur T. Pierson, as much money as he wants and charge to my account. John Gray”
The boy took his uncle at his word, and drew as much money as he needed and repaid it to the cashier as soon as he was able. The uncle never asked how much he drew not when he returned it.
I immediately thought how this story is such a good illustration of relationship with a heavenly Father who –
according to the riches of his glory… may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, bring rooted and grounded in ove, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God (Eph.3:16-19)
In Christ, God has given us a blank check, as it were, from his infinite storehouse of power to be and do all that he has called us to. What an amazing God we serve!