Talking about needs? Money, food items, clothing, and the likes, came flashing in our mind.
“Daddy, since you are no more going to your office, who gives us money for my School Fees?” enquired my son in a very low voice.
This morning, we get up early as usual. We get him dressed in uniforms, we prayed for him, after breakfast. There is time for small talk. Just then, he enquired about it.
The simple yet accurate answer could be, “Your mother is working. She earned money for our family.” But today, he was asking more than that. In our city, school fees are enormous, especially in private institutions.
When we prayed, this morning, we asked God for providing his School Fees and our other needs. Also that, Our God must help him in his learning process. That might be the reason why my son was asking me this question.
To our amazement, our son still remembered when the two of us – me and my wife, were working full days. He talked about it more often. Although we do not earn in abundant, it was easier to manage our expenditure, during those days.
Now, when I told him, “Our God provided our needs.” He nodded his head in agreement.
And he responded, “Really? Woooow!”
It was followed by some act of happiness, and it was a good feeling watching him, chirping his way into a very good mood.
In His abiding grace, our God has provided us our needs, indeed. It was a good reminder for us, as much as for our son.
Needs and wants, seems to come from the same category, are different. What we wanted are diverse and can be gigantic. There is no limit to it. However, our real needs could be paltry although the amount kept increasing with the progress of our civilization.
We now lived in a world with too many good options for caring our own future. It is a good thing to worry for our future endeavor yet caring too much for the future could be tiresome. It can lead us to worry lots, which will eventually degrade our happiness.
When our small investments or assets are under performing, way below our expectations, it could be tiresome. For it is written: “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Refer to the “Do Not Worry” sermon in Matthew 6: 25-34.
When we were young, we possessed none. Not even a single bucks, sometimes. Yet we eat and were filled. Our parents loved us and our parents loved God; that is how we get our needs. By now, I hope, we already know about trusting in the Lord.
All our needs are provided beyond our mind could fathomed. Yet not all we have wanted or desired. For our own good, does our heavenly Father worked for us, in His abiding grace.
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