offer you more than
your earthly father ever could.
9 Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him
a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a
snake? 11 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
fathers have a natural desire to give good gifts to their
children. If their children ask for a fish, do they give
him a snake? Of course not! If they ask for bread, will
they give them a stone? No way! God, who is the Model
Parent, has placed within each one the natural desire
to father/mother our children.
this may have been God's perfect plan before our fall
in the Garden, today because of our sinful nature, and
the sinful nature of those around us, our ability to express
these parental instincts can become damaged or distorted
in varying degrees.
But the truth remains, whether we can express our love
in tangible ways or not, that deep down within each one
of us, we all carry in our heart a desire to give good
gifts to our children.
know that have disappointed my own children on many occasions
and will probably do so more in the future, yet with all
my frailties and faults, there is nothing more that I
want than to bless my kids with good gifts. I really want
them to have God's best in their lives because I am their
father and I love them with my limited father's heart.
I believe that God has given each one of us parental instincts
in order that we might identify in a small way with how
He feels towards His creation. As the Perfect Father,
His love is not marred by sin or tainted by selfish motives.
While ours is a limited father's love, His is a limitless
we, though we are evil, want God's best for our children,
HOW MUCH MORE does He want the best for us? Pull out a
picture of your child out of your wallet and see if it
makes you smile. Now think about the grin on your Heavenly
Father's face when He looks at you!
we could capture the natural affection that we feel towards
our children and multiply it by infinity, perhaps then,
we could begin to comprehend the incredible Father?s heart
that God has towards us. He wants to give us so much MORE
than our earthly parents ever could, if we would simply
come to Him in childlike faith and ask Him!
Father, I confess that I have related to You, in the same
way that I have related to my earthly father. I thought
you would treat me the same way that my earthly father
treated me. Help me to see the truth that You love me
MUCH MORE than my earthly father ever could and you delight
in giving me good gifts MUCH MORE than my earthly father
ever could. So Father, I come to you today with my needs,
because I know that You love me and want to give me good
gifts! Bless me today Papa! In the name of Your beloved
son Jesus I pray, AMEN.