I love to give gifts. I love to see a person’s reaction when they encounter a pleasant surprise. I also love to see people get gifts from others. To see someone honored by the generosity of friends or family make me feel happy for them.
Jesus wants us to know that the Father is all about giving good gifts. Not only the good things of everyday life, but goodness in all ways. “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”
He also told his disciples to ask! Don’t just passively wait for God to act, but petition him for these good gifts. “Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.”
So, ask. And trust him. He will not fail you. And while he may chose to withhold some particular thing from you, you can be assured that he has something wonderful in store.
That’s something to think about.