Words from a dear friend

“Nothing touches our lives but what God allows and He can only give us good gifts.  God alone is good and as Dr. Luke penned in his gospel, when recounting Jesus’ teaching on the Lord’s prayer, (as we now label it)…’which of you when your son asks you for a fish gives him a snake instead…if you then, being evil give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven bestow good gifts on you, for God alone is good.’  This is my personal paraphrase of course, but it drives to this point and question: Can God give us a snake?  If we close our eyes, during any given circumstance we face and extend our hands to touch it and feel it hoping, (often seemingly against hope), that He’s handed us a fish…when its cold and scalely, until we open our eyes (especially the eyes of our hearts) to see it is indeed a fish, we might think and believe it to be a snake.”

This has been a blessing to me and I thought I would share it with all of you.  The Father is good always.  Thank you my dear friend.

-Chris