I love Christmas and enjoy giving and receiving presents. I also like surprises. Unfortunately I am often asked to pick out things and then “pretend” to be surprised. Ugh! This year I was so blessed by the look on the faces of my children as they opened some special gifts I surprised them with. I reflected on the great warmth and joy I felt at seeing them respond. I then thought of Jesus’ words Matthew 7:11:
“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 good gifts to those who ask him!”
I believe it gives Him joy to see us respond to His gifts. Ask and you shall receive!