02 Sep Showers of Blessings
This evening my wife and I were the only customers in a small sandwich shop when a mom, a little girl and her little brother came in to pick up a pizza. The little guy said to his sister, “Let’s look for money.” They began to scour the place. Well, when their backs were turned two single dollar bills floated to the floor. Oh, such joy. You would have thought it was Christmas. They weren’t the only ones happy. My wife and I were feeling pretty good.
Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, “Seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” He went on to say, “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 grew up singing,
“There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.”
I sometimes despair when I see our churches filled with little ones and very few teens. I know that teens especially are seeking for happiness and success. So why do they stop looking in the very place where the treasure is? Is it us big people who discourage them? A life in Christ is a life filled with treasure. I know that God is a great Father and is looking for opportunities to shower down blessings. The problem isn’t with God. The problem isn’t with the teens (though we sometimes here adults say, “I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids.”). Let’s pray for the gift of ears. Let’s pray that our children will hear what they need to hear even if we aren’t smart enough to say what they need to hear.