Misread Week 8- Day 4

Lynn Bettes Misread Devotion

“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” Matthew [7:11]

Every morning after my boys wake up, our routine quickly leads us to the breakfast table. Oatmeal (which for some forgotten reason we call “mickel”) is followed by a banana which is often followed by berries of some sort (blueberries, raspberries, etc.) which is followed by Cheerios, of course. Our special four-course meal is accompanied by a nice cup of whole milk.

If space permitted, I could go on and on with details of everything else I do to make my kids’ breakfast experience a satisfying and special one. (I work to make the mickel just the right texture and warmth, I make sure they have their proper vitamins, etc.).

As Jesus said about me, I’m a sinful man and I know how to give good things to my children. While the experience I’ve outlined above relates simply to our morning breakfast routine, the same could be said for so many of their other needs. Privileged to be their Dad, I “know how to give good gifts to my children.”

I’m a broken, sinful man. Jesus even describes my worldly self as “evil.” Yet I am intentional to give good things to my children. How much more does our heavenly Father, who is holy and righteous, desire to give good things to His children?

Pray
Oh God! You are a good and loving Father. Give me eyes to see the heart of love You have for me. Amen.

For Further Reading
Psalm 85