Some neighborhood children come to our house almost every night and play ball in our driveway.
It is a treat. I sit at the window and enjoy the show. It is like having box seats. Sometimes the children smile and wave.
Sometimes the ball goes astray and lands right outside the window. I am treated to the race to see who can retrieve it first. I give the winner a thumbs up.
The children count on the playground being open. We usually park the car in the garage to assure the driveway is clear for them.
But one night, we left it in the driveway. A little while later, our doorbell rang. We answered to find four innocent faces pleadingly looking up.
The designated spokesperson said, “Can you please move your car so we can play?”
Jay did so gladly. The game was on.
Later I thought of what a blessed scene I had witnessed. The children were not hesitant to make such a request. They felt confidant we would want to share life with them.
They felt confident because they had already experienced our love and approval.
They were the living demonstration of what Jesus taught.
“For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
God our Father stands ready to open the doors on which we knock. He is ready to help us find what we are seeking.
It is His Pleasure to give good things to us. What would you like to ask Him today?
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom!”