Saturday, July 28, 2007

What if your child asks for a fish?

In our Gospel reading for tomorrow we have these questions and a response from Jesus: "Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" (Luke 11:11-13)

So Jesus says to us, "Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." (Luke 11:9-10)

I think that the more we knock, ask, and search, the more we will find God. The more we find God, the more likely we are to keep knocking on God's door to spend blocks of time with God. God, who gives us each day our daily bread, is pleased to accommodate us.

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
Founding Pastor
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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