If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Matthew 7:11
I spent most of Friday seeing the world through blurry eyes. Watching my daughter get ready for her date with JD, seeing him prepare good things for her – the corsage, a new heart necklace – the whole event just made my heart soar. There is nothing JD wouldn’t do, no length he wouldn’t go to, to keep her safe. And yet the Bible tells us that what we feel is nothing compared to how the Lord feels about us.
If I could remember that, I think I’d walk a little differently through life. I hate to admit it, but I spent the first 30 years of my life thinking that God was watching and waiting, just trying to find a way to keep me out of heaven. How warped is that? He wasn’t, isn’t, trying to keep me out, He’s already done what He could to get me IN.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
It wasn’t pretty, all shiny in a velvet box, but He’s right. His gifts are way better.