Just a quick post about some thoughts I had yesterday. Jon was disappointed that the free cookies at Kroger were oatmeal raisin--he really can't handle raisins, the texture bothers him. I felt bad for him and upon spying the Easter candy isle decided to splurge and get some Peeps for us to share. On the way home I was thinking about how happy that made him and how much I enjoy giving my kids things and making them happy. Then I was thinking about how easy it is to cross the line between being generous with your children and spoiling them. And how making them "happy" isn't always best for them--and I'm not just talking about nutrition here. And all at once I was overwhelmed with thankfulness to God. He's the perfect gift giver. He gives only good gifts. He knows our every need and also lavishes His kindness on us by going above and beyond those needs. If I am able, in my finite state, to give good gifts to my kids, how much better are the gifts from our Heavenly Father.
"If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!"