“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him.” –Matthew 7:9-11
As Angie and I begin this adventure into the blogging world, I can’t help but pump the breaks of my heart for a moment and really let everything sink in around me.
Life moves so slowly at times and yet so quickly at other moments. Life seems unfair and then can be completely reasonable. This time last year, life was confusing, heart breaking and lonely. Being in a new home, facing trials, and having those pregnancy hormones all in a big combination, made life messy. At the time, life didn’t make sense and truthfully to this day I’m still picking up the pieces.
But thankfully, I see God’s plan a little clearer today. Looking back in hindsight, I find I usually learn the most.
His gifts are much greater. His plans are so much higher.
Being a parent, I would give my children the world on a plate if I was able. I would break my back, as so many would to provide for my little ones. The bible says—how MUCH MORE will our heavenly Father give and provide for us. It’s hard to imagine that…the how much more!
I’ve graciously been given a taste of His good gifts with the closeness of our dear friends. A piece of home is with us now.
If you know Angie and me, this plan…the plan of sharing the same neighborhood, eating dinners together, running into each other at the grocery store, sharing our children with one another, starting a blog….this wasn’t our plan. Medical school, the military and residency matches, almost makes it impossible to have a plan where you are in control. But this unexpected plan was a gift. A gift greater than I could have given. A gift that can only be explained and orchestrated by the One who is the greatest giver of all.
I love how the Word says “how much more.”
We love our spouses, children, family, and friends. We love them well. But imagine if we love them well, how much more our heavenly Father loves them and wants to provide for them.
His gifts might not be a part of our plan or expectations. They might not show up the way we thought, but they are undoubtedly good and so much more than we could’ve asked for.
p.s. Here are our little ones together on a wagon ride tonight! These babes melt my heart.