Not If You're My Kid
by Jason Cruise
Jesus seemed to be in a constant state of trying to drive the point home with His disciples. Sometimes they got it, sometimes not. I like reading about the disciples and how they handled situations, because I feel better about myself. Think about it. When Peter wants to fight, instead of reasonably come to an agreement, doesn't it make you feel a little bit better about yourself?
When teaching them about the heart of His Father, Jesus tells them "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?" (Luke 11:11)
"Which of you fathers ..." It's a comical question that Jesus asks if you really think about it. It's a question that only a dad would understand, for every dad knows that there is a love that goes beyond vocabulary when trying to describe how much you love your kids. Would I give my son a copperhead when he wanted food? Not if he's my kid. He's getting food.
God takes care of His kids, because that's what a father does. That's what Jesus was trying to say to them, and this time, I think they got it.
Jason Cruise is the founder of Mission. Mission was created to "vindicate the fatherless" in a country known as Moldova. To learn more go to www.themissionvision.net Jason is a well known speaker traveling across the country sharing his love for Christ at wildgame dinners and conferences. Jason has created many valuable resources for the outdoorsmen to take them deeper into their walk with their Creator. These items include DVD's, Bibles, and Bible studies.