“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
Growing up, my parents always worked to give me the best. The best education, the best clothes, the best food. I love and honor them for that. Hands down, most of our parents are like this. Having said that, even with the best of intentions they do fall short as at the end of the day…because no one is perfect.
Wait a second, really? Yes, really. If you can get over that hurdle in your mind, we can easily move onto the next point, which is “As for God, HIS [my emphasis] way is perfect…” Psalm 18:30. We need to come to an understanding that God is good. His thoughts, plans and intentions towards us are actually not just good. They are perfect; excellent, without flaw and pure. Wow!
Think about it…
Take off your skeptical, religious hats for a second before you get all preachy on me. I personally believe that my Heavenly Father gives perfect gifts, not only spiritual but also in the earthly realm too. Think a minute, if you were a parent and owned a showroom full of the latest and fanciest cars, would you force your child to travel only by foot? I certainty hope not. If you were a parent and had access to all types of medication needed to cure cancer, would you leave your child to die on the side of the road? Good grief, I really hope not! (if you suffer from any of the above, please give us a call and we shall pray for you, hahahaha!).
If you answered “no” to the above, then, what makes you think that God, who is our perfect and awesome heavenly Father would not want you to drive the latest Mini Cooper (ok, so I really want one, alright!) or be completely cancer free and live a happy, healthy life?
God the Giver
God was so crazy and madly in love with the people of this world; (not just the Christians, sorry to burst your spiritual bubble, POP!) the murderers, rapists, fornicators, liars, thieves etc., that he GAVE his only, most beloved child so that we don’t have to die of (poverty, sickness, lack of knowledge and so on) but we can live long, long lives free from all of these (John 3:16).
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