Giver. That is one of my favorite characteristics of God. He gives us hope, joy, peace, and life.
James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” He is our good father that bestows all good things to us, His children. I need this reminder when times get hard, and the good gifts are hard to see. When I start questioning, “God, where are you?” The answer is always, “I’m right here, I haven’t gone anywhere.”
See, all of the problems in this world can be traced back to one single event, the fall of humanity. When the enemy deceived us at the crossroads between the road to life through trusting God, and the road to death, through trusting ourselves. But praise be to the God who does not want anyone to perish! Instead, He became human and gave us the only perfect gift, forgiveness and everlasting life, through the only perfect One, His son Jesus. A gift purchased by His love that delivers hope to all who are willing to receive it.
Are we willing to receive this gift today? If we have already received it, are we willing to live in light of this gift today? May our answer be yes!