Tuesday, August 09, 2016

These Good Gifts

We heard in our sermon today that the Lord is pleased to grant us good gifts, even more pleased than a father granting gifts to his children. I hope that we are beginning to see that our Heavenly Father is the dispenser of all things good. Indeed, even His trials are good for those that love Him and are called according to His purposes. This is not always easily seen. That is why we must have faith.

That faith grows by knowing the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit. We see Him work His goodness towards us in all things and we grow in faith to believe that in this current hard thing, He will also make it good.

His best gift to us is His son, Jesus, His faithfulness, His sacrifice, His concern, His prayer, His body, His blood. The manifold benefits that accrue to our favor start in Jesus. He is presented to you today. Eat and drink of Jesus and rivers of living water shall flow from you. That is a good reason to give thanks.

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