Ask, Seek, Knock“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Some of the things Jesus says are difficult to grasp straight away. Other times Jesus is completely straight forward. This is one of the latter. He is clear that if we ask we will receive, that we will find what we seek and we will find the door open. Next, Jesus reminds us that we know how to give good gifts; and if we know how to do this, well, Our Loving Father can and will do even more. I wonder why I forget this...
Lord Jesus, please send your Holy Spirit to help me to ask, seek and knock. Help me to trust the Father's generosity. Amen.