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Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, June 19, 2020.
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. Matthew 7:11
Father Knows Best
There is a particular episode of the American sitcom The Cosby Show that I will never forget. This episode centered around the Huxtable son Theo wanting an exclusive shirt made by designer Gordon Gartrelle for an upcoming date. Theo goes out and purchases the shirt, but does not want his parents to know the shirt cost $95. When his parents discover this fact, they demand that he return it to the store and get a more moderately priced shirt. Theo’s sister Denise, who had taken home economics, offers to purchase the materials and make Theo a shirt just like the one he has to return to the store for his date. Needless to say, this does not work out a planned.
When the night of the date comes, Theo puts on his replica shirt only to find out it is not exactly a replica. The shirt is ill-fitting, the sleaves are of different lengths, and it looks completely ridiculous. Needless to say, Theo is crushed and now has nothing to wear for his date. That’s when his father tells him to go upstairs into his bedroom, and there is a box with the original shirt in it for him to wear. When Theo asks why his father didn’t return the original shirt he tells him, “Son, I’ve been around here for a long time, I knew how this was going to work out.” In the end, Theo does not need the shirt, but out of his love for his son, Theo’s father was prepared to let him have the shirt anyway.
Friends, fathers really do know best. They have been around long enough that they can see the road ahead and make preparations for them because they love their children. This is all the truer for our Father in heaven. Our heavenly Father knows what we need before we know what we need, and has prepared a way for us to have it because he loves us. So fret not about the things that you need, and go to your heavenly Father. In his eyes, nothing is too good for His children because he loves us that much.