The closet in our Surprise Room has a large box filled with gift bags. A variety of wrapping paper and bows mingle together in the corner of the closet just waiting to be chosen. Tape and scissors sit contently in a basket as if knowing they contribute to the preparation of blessings we call gifts.
“If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey.” Numbers 14:8
As a parent with the privilege of excitedly preparing blessings for my children in The Surprise Room and holding the key to the door, I often think of our Heavenly Father and the gifts He has prepared for us. It humbles me that He takes great delight in us (Zephaniah 3:17) and that He desires to give us wonderful gifts. He is the Giver of good and perfect gifts. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
but one cannot love without giving.”
God gives because He loves. He gave us an eternal gift in His Son, Jesus, our Savior. Our Heavenly Father’s storehouse of blessings for us must be bursting at the seams! His love is perfect. His love is generous. His love is lavish. “How great is the goodness You have stored up for those who fear You. You lavish it on those who come to You for protection, blessing them before the watching world.” Psalm 31:19
God’s Surprise Room. As His child, I wait excitedly to know what He stores inside for just the right time. I trust His plans. I am covered by His perfect love. I am humbled by His grace. I depend on His mercy. His gifts are good and perfect.