““Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”” Luke 11:11-13 NIV
That last sentence had a twist I wasn’t expecting. The logic is we, as parents, give good gifts to our children. If they ask for X we give them X PLUS, because that’s what we do as parents.
God now is matching our logic. If we ask X he will give us the HOLY SPIRIT. That’s where the twist comes in. Why wouldn’t he give us ‘x plus’? Why wouldn’t he give us a house when we ask for a room? A car when we ask for an Uber? A $100 when we ask for a $1?
Apparently the Holy Spirit tops all of that. It is more valuable and powerful and anything we can think of. And, to follow the logic, it seems we ALREADY have the Holy Spirit in us because we all have asked for stuff at some point in our lives.
Can we spend some time today reflecting on this gift? This gift we already have? This gift more valuable than anything?
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