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Word Of The Day -
March 9, 2024


Luke 11:9-13

[9] And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. [10] For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. [11] What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; [12] or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? [13] If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

I am really encouraged by this scripture every time I read it. It reminds me that my Heavenly Father is always finding ways to provide good things for me. I need only ask.

This morning I asked the Lord to give me a greater insight into these verses. Why did Jesus pick the fish and the egg to represent good things from the Father?

The Lord brought to my memory, the story about Jesus ministering to a very large crowd of people for quite some time. He had great compassion on them, and wanted to make sure that they had their current needs met. It was obvious that they were hungry.

We all know about the miracle of the bread and the fish. I decided to focus on the fish, because that was in the scripture the Lord gave me, above. Fish was a very common thing for people to eat in the area where Jesus was ministering. It meant that their current needs were being met.

Even though we can eat eggs just as they are, cooked probably, we can think about eggs as something for the future. I looked out the window this morning on this very rainy, dreary day, and realized that the birds are not taking a break. It’s time for them to prepare a nurturing environment for their yet to be born children. The egg represents a future - a future full of benefits that have come from the parents. The egg does nothing! It is the parents that produce the egg, and then nurture their child until it is ready to move on to its destiny.

So the Lord is saying to me this morning, when I ask for something that I need today, He will give me something that will nourish me, not cause me grief or trouble. When I’m not sure about my future, the Father shows me the egg and says that He also has my future planned. He will care for me in my vulnerable state while I am preparing to move into the next phase of what He wants me to be doing.

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