You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him. MATTHEW 7:9-11
The word “father” can mean so many different things for each individual. For some, it may bring memories of comfort, protection, and support. For others, feelings of loss, pain, or rejection. But when it comes to God the Father, I can’t help but think of these verses. As much as our relationships with our earthly fathers may differ, not one of us has had a truly perfect human father. People are imperfect and are bound to have shortcomings and make mistakes.
Most parents truly do want the best for their children. We want them to experience life more fully than we ever could, and we’d love to see their every dream fulfilled. Kids may not need every gift they ask for, but when it’s within our ability, what a joy it is to see them open the very thing they’ve longed for!
God feels this same pride and joy about His children to the nth degree. He has no limits to His love or to His ability to fulfill every need. God is perfect— all-knowing, all-powerful, and yet still all-loving.