Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Matthew 7:9-11
During this Christmas season many people give each other gifts. You probably buy someone you love a gift to try and show them you appreciate or a sign of gratitude. Typically when you buy someone you care about a gift , you want to get them something they will actually enjoy or appreciate
Jesus teaches us here how our Heavenly Father wants to do the same for us. When you sit down in a restaurant typically they put out a basket of bread. How would you feel if they put out a basket of rocks? You probably would be surprised, maybe even insulted. This is what Jesus is teaching us, our Heavenly Father wants a relationship with us, not a dictatorship
Now lets not get this wrong, this is not promoting prosperity gospel. Jesus is not saying God wants us to be rich or have lots of material things. Because true gifts from God are eternal and not temporal like this world. God has given us the ultimate gift of Grace through our Lord Jesus Christ! God has given us the gift of his written word (The Bible), God has given us the gift of the Holy Spirit (That lives inside of us), most importantly God gave us the gift of his only begotten Son Jesus Christ!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17
Anything good in this world is a Gift from God. Love is a gift from God, Hope is a Gift from God, Compassion is a gift from God, Life itself is a gift from God. Ect
Many things that we take for granted are gifts from God. Give thanks to God everyday, for He loves you and created these things to share with you as his Child Amen!