As it is with most fathers, I have gotten used to the fact that when my kids call, it’s not long before the conversation gets to the point when money becomes involved. I can usually tell when the request is about to be made. Suddenly, the tone in my child’s voice becomes just a little bit sweeter. I am then reminded just how much I am loved. Then, at the point of opportunity, “So Dad…you know that thing I told you about?” In all honesty, I am happy to help as much as I can, when I can. It’s truly a father’s joy.
Jesus teaches his disciples, and so he teaches us as well, that it is our heavenly Father’s good pleasure to provide for his Children. As we pray “Give us this day our daily bread,” our Father graciously provides that which we need. We have the assurance of daily bread, for God is also the one who has provided his grace through the Son given for the sake of the world. So in faith, ask, seek, knock. Those things that are needed will be provided by the hand of your Father.
Prayer: Give us this day our daily bread, O God, and fill us with your love. Amen.