Good Gifts

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Matt 7:11

The old Christmas tradition is bad children get a lump of coal and good children get a present.
Of course, that is fantasy.
In reality, each parent does the best they can to get their children something nice for Christmas, even teens that violate curfew or back talk. A child you punish on Christmas Eve is the same child that finds their present under the tree on Christmas Day.

Your Heavenly Father is like that!
The truth is none of us are good before God. He said that all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags. (Isa 64:6)
Still, He gave His Son for us so we can have forgiveness and eternal life.

I praise God for all the blessings in my life. I give Him the credit for everything. At the same time, I think of how unworthy I am to receive anything from Him.
Even today, I’m asking grace and mercy from Him in a situation we have. At the same time I wonder why He would bother to grant it.
The answer is the same reason you give the best you can to your own children – good or bad!
You love them!

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