Good Gifts (Luke 10-12)

Written by Nina Schmidgall | December 22, 2010 | Luke 10 - 12

There is so much goodness in these passages, it is hard to know where to begin.  But it is Christmas!  So, let’s talk about Christmas! 

Christmas has always been fun.  But, not since being kids ourselves has Christmas been as exciting as it is now that we have small children in our house.  Everything seems more magical through their eyes!  We are letting them eat cookies and treats.  Lights are twinkling everywhere.  There are lots and lots of parties.  And people keep asking them what they WANT! 

Luke 11:9-13 “And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

With Christmas just a few days away, this passage jumped from the pages to me.  I cannot wait to give my kids the best gifts ever.  I am actually visualizing them coming down the stairs with wide eyes and squeals.  I have spend hours searching for the exact items to please them.  Oddly enough, my almost-four year old has asked for nothing but a suitcase.  Umm…okay.  (She wants it to go on a trip with her auntie and I am thrilled at her excitement for adventure!)  So I have been determined that it is going to be the best, coolest, neatest pink and purple suitcase she has seen.  And it hasn’t been easy!  Somehow, every pink suitcase on the entire world wide web is sold out!  But hours of searching later, I found something that seems just perfect…IF it makes it here in time!

Since I lay in bed at night, picturing the looks on the faces of my kids on Christmas morning, I can imagine how much our Father in heaven loves to bless us.  How pleased it makes Him when we offer him the desires of our hearts and trust in His good gifts.  So, just like we all ask the kids this season…”What is it YOU have asked for this Christmas?”