Before the birth of our son, my husband and I anticipated his needs. We wanted him to be comfortable and feel loved upon arrival. We anticipated his spiritual and physical needs. We prayed for him daily, bought baby items and conducted research on how to care for our little one. We bought his stroller, car seat, clothes, and all that we knew he would need. Friends and family gifted us baby items. The goal was to be prepared as parents, prepare our baby for his new environment, and ensure our newborn’s needs are met in a timely manner. We have not stopped anticipating and meeting our baby’s needs. This will continue till he leaves us and starts his own family.
As I reflect on the effort we put into preparing for our son’s arrival and our daily quest to meet his needs, I am reminded of the numerous gifts/blessings God prepared for us before we were formed in our mother’s womb. It is intriguing that God has prepared gifts for us in this life and after death. As a father, God consistently anticipates the needs of His children. No wonder He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). He knows our unspoken needs and as a good father, He specializes and derives great pleasure in meeting our needs. We can count on Him, He is way perfect and better with parenting than we are.
Matthew 7:9-11 New International Version (NIV):
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 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!