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Our Father Gives

Rev. Kenyona Archibald

I love this time of the year! This season is known to the world as the season of giving! I thank God for giving us the INDESCRIBABLE GIFT OF JESUS CHRIST (2 Corinthians 9:15) to the whole world!!!! Jesus TRULY is the BEST GIFT EVER given to ALL mankind!!!!  Sometimes God speaks to me by using everyday examples of how people relate to one another to show me how He relates to His children too. This is a short story of one of those examples:

One day my daughter and I went to the grocery store.  We stopped in the lobby of the store to get some donuts.  We noticed that there was a father and his son who was about four or five years old standing in front of the donuts also.  The little boy asked his father for some donuts.  The father kindly placed a napkin in his son’s hand and told him to hold it.  The father then picked up the tongs and grabbed a donut, placed it on his son’s napkin that he held in the air with both hands.  The little boy said “two Daddy". His father gently and softly told his son to wait and hold onto what he had already given him.  The little boy stood very patiently while his father pulled out another donut with the tongs.  He then placed it on his son’s napkin again.  The little boy looked up and smiled at his father.  Then, his father put his hand on his son’s shoulders and they both walked into the store smiling.  My daughter and I looked at each other and I began to say to her “That’s how our Heavenly Father relates to us when we ask Him for something good.  In Matthew 7:9, Jesus says, “Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask for bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in Heaven give good things to them that ask Him?  Jesus desires that we ask for good things, but remember we need not to just ask for ourselves but also to ask for good things for others.
 

In James 1:17, God says “Every good and perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning (variableness means fickleness).  We all know or have known someone who was fickle.  Fickle means changing frequently and not always loyal. Jesus is always the SAME.  The Word of God says in Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus the same, yesterday, today, and forever more.  He is still a Giver of GOOD THINGS! So why not ASK, BELIEVE, and RECEIVE!! Our Father waits for you to ask in faith and in Jesus’ name! 

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