[ecko_quote source=" Matthew 7:11"]If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? [/ecko_quote]
Two sparrows were resting on the house top and observing people who were passing by. Looking at those people, they thought to themselves, they were so restlessly going on with their chores and going from one place to another. One of the sparrow’s said, "Why are men so full of worries and cares?". Insightfully, the other sparrow replied, "Maybe they do not have a heavenly Father as we do". This is just a story in our perspective, but the Bible says "Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will" (Matthew 10:29) Not one of them is forgotten before Him. (Luke 12:6) So will He forget you, who are of more value than all these sparrows?
How true it is, we live and act as if we are orphans and forgotten. We want to live our lives in our way instead of depending on our heavenly Father on a daily basis. Sadly, we often forget that we have been created as dependent creatures. The Ministry of Jesus was primarily an encouraging ministry. He put forth several parables and stories to illustrate our Heavenly Father’s Love towards us. Jesus came into this world to show us the Father’s Love.
Further, Jesus said, "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they (Matthews 7:26) And if your heavenly Father feeds the birds of the air, how much more will He feed you, His precious, beloved child! One of my brother in his recent testimony said to us that, when you call "Father", our Heavenly father instantly look at us from Heaven and respond to our need.
At one time, my son came from his University and told me that he need a particular computer for his studies and that he needed it immediately. As soon as he finished putting forth his petition, he simply walked away joyfully telling his mother about the computer he was getting. However, the burden was on me to sort out the finances and buy this item as per my son’s desire. Being an earthly father with several shortcomings, I know my responsibility. To provide my children with the best things to excel in their field of study. Our Heavenly Father (we are His offspring – Acts 17:29) is challenging us how much more He can do for His Children with His full of power, authority and wisdom. When we see our God, as a Heavenly Father, the real relationship would be evident in the way we depend on God. Nevertheless, our Father is a God, Creator, Lord and more but for the redeemed children, He is the "Heavenly Father".
The above scriptures are explained by a comparison taken from our earthly parents, and their readiness to give their children what they ask. Parents are often foolishly fond, but God is all-wise; he knows what we need, what we desire, and what is right for us. Let us never suppose our heavenly Father would bid us pray, and then refuse to hear, or give us what would be hurtful.