Trust Fund

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. —Romans 15:13 (NIV)

I have heard of trust funds all of my life, even though I am not the recipient of one. In looking up the meaning, I found out that a trust fund holds assets for the benefit of a person, a group, or an organization. The individual who puts in the money is called the grantor. The manager who cares for the assets is called the trustee. So in processing this, it seems to me that the grantor is very important in the whole scheme of things as he is the one who gives the assets that will be distributed. But the manager who cares for these assets, or the trustee, is also extremely important, for this is the person in whose care these assets have been placed, and he does his best to increase them and use them wisely, as it were. As we head toward Easter and think about our Savior who has given us life and everything in it, he is our Grantor; he is the one who takes all of his assets and freely gives them to us as we live each day, not holding anything back. It is because of his goodness and grace that we are who we are and we have what we have. We now become the managers of these priceless assets that we have been given, and it is our honor and tremendous joy to use them for God’s glory. We can then become grantors ourselves of the love or comfort or strength that we have been given to those in need. Let us remember today and in the days to come that we have the most valuable trust fund there is, held in the hands of our Savior, Jesus Christ. And because of his overwhelming love for us, we overflow with hope each and every day.

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