Heavenly Gifts

Genesis 21:1-7

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
(JAMES 1:17)

How God our Father loves us so completely and consistently is beyond comprehension. Abraham and Sarah must have been overjoyed the day their first and only child was born. Surely their tent filled with laughter at the irony of such an old couple being blessed with this long-desired son. God’s promised child had arrived!

Only God can fill our hearts and fill them to overflowing. The Scriptures abound with references to His rich provision. In the Psalms He tells us, “Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.”

Jesus said that since even we human parents know how to give good things to our children, how much more does our loving heavenly Father know how to delight His children’s hearts (Matthew 7:11b). Does your life seem void of all this goodness? Sarah must have thought so, too, after many years of waiting. Wait on the Lord; His good and perfect plans – with His timing – for you are sure. All His promises and gifts to you are “Yes” in Christ Jesus.

Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,/ Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth! (Joachim Neander, 1680)


Anchor Devotional

I can almost picture God smiling as He pours His blessings upon us.  I know that He was just waiting to bless me with a family.  At the right time, He did.  He answered my prayer.  Like Abraham and Sarah, my husband and I were overjoyed when God blessed us with our son–the son we had prayed for.  We will always be thankful to Him for this heavenly gift.

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