This fresh set of Daily Devotions is being provided for our LCA/NZ family, friends and visitors to help us to keep our eyes on Jesus as we face unsettling times. They can be used by families and individuals as part of the LCA/NZ’s Church@Home resources to encourage us and build trust in our Heavenly Father during this season of uncertainty and physical isolation.
by David Folker
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‘Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change’ (James 1:17).
Like many Australian families during the lockdown, we signed up to have a box of fruit and vegetables delivered to our home each week. We are never going back. One of the trade-offs for such convenience is that each week you get a couple of surprises. This week it was radishes. Yes, radishes. I don’t think I’ve ever tried them before. No one in our family had, so I went to a bit of effort to cook them with as much flavour as possible.
Part of our night-time routine is to pray together. On this particular evening after dinner, with all the sincerity in the world, my daughter thanked God for radishes. And the bunnies that eat them.
We have so much that we can learn from children. Jesus himself told us that none could enter the kingdom of heaven unless we become like them (Matthew 18:3). Is this the reason why?
Children are bursting with wonder for the little things. I sometimes think that as we get older, we have a propensity to magnify our concerns instead. Sure, there are a lot of worries at the moment. Possibly more so than any other season in our lives to date. But there are many blessings too. Sometimes they are so small that we fail to notice them. That doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Start each day with a fresh perspective and go searching for the blessings with eyes like a child.
What are your radishes? Thank God for your radishes today.
Dearest Father, your blessings are new every morning. Thank you that goodness and mercy will follow me all of my days. Help me to see every drop of your favour on my life. May each fresh revelation point me to your everlasting love. Amen.