Perfect Gift

Feb 26, 2024 | Delighting in God

“Every good and perfect gift is from above,

coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,

who does not change like shifting shadows.

He chose to give us birth through the word of truth,

that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.”

James 1:17-18

 

Once in a while, you get to be part of a miracle.

All things are possible with God!

This past weekend I got to be part of a miracle!

God’s gift of life is a miracle!

You see, a dear friend’s daughter and her husband will soon be parents in a few weeks, and as with all things as believers we trust God, and believe God, but we also add, Lord willing.

This young lady is like a daughter to me and I care for her immensely. God has done this miracle and given the precious gift of life! We rejoice with those who rejoice! So we showered this momma and her baby with love and gifts, loving on her and baby.

Who wouldn’t rejoice with those who rejoice?

Who couldn’t be thankful for a miracle in the gift of a new life?

Today’s Scripture teaches (James 1:18) us that God gave believers birth through the “word of truth” and that is always the first miracle!

When we accept God’s Word into our hearts, we become alive with joy, love, and a passion to serve the God of the universe! That is the best life now! Nothing more. Christ alone in our hearts.

Yet, as we seek God, He also blesses us with perfect gifts from above. Not that we earn or work for rewards, but God gifts His children with His faithfulness. He is our perfect Father and lavishes His love on us. We don’t always get what we want that would make God into a genie or a Santa Claus. But He is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6). And sometimes He floors us with His love.

So, as we celebrated God’s goodness for this young momma to be, we rejoiced in God’s goodness and faithfulness as well.

When life gives occasion to celebrate God’s goodness, let’s do so! Life is full of hardships, as we all know. What better reason to celebrate the gracious love of a heavenly Father who shines down His heavenly light on those who adore Him?

And when this new momma and daddy hold that little newborn babe in hand, and then others as well, we will rejoice with them in knowing every perfect gift is from our heavenly Father.

What perfect gifts can you thank God for today?

Have you stood amazed at the goodness of God in His provision of life giving gifts to you?

As your trust in the perfect Father grows, have you seen the miracles all around you?

Perhaps it is in a perfect petal on a rose, the thrum of a hummingbird, the crystals on a blanket of snow, a beam of sunshine on your shoulder at the graveside of a loved one. Waking up to a new day rejoicing in the gift of life?

To those who believe in God, the miracles are profound and amazing. With eyes to see the goodness and faithfulness of God, we stand in awe, hearts full of gratitude, inspiration and a desire to glorify this perfect Father who gives perfect gifts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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