When I started walking this morning the clouds were low, thick and gray. I should have stayed close to home, because about halfway through my walk the sky grew dark, thunder rumbled and lightning flashed. I started jogging, but the rains came, and I had to seek shelter under a nearby building. Be cause it was early, I didn’t want to disturb my husband and call him for a ride. Just then my phone rang. It was my husband calling to say he was coming to pick me up.
As I waited for my husband, this Scripture came to mind “For your Father knows what you need before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8). God meets our needs before we are aware of them. As human beings we need to be forgiven for our sin. We don’t recognize that easily. So God responded first by sending His Son. In Jesus’ work on the cross we see the nature of loving God and our own human need for salvation.
If God knows what we need, why do we pray? Because when we pray, God reveals His nature to us as He meets our need. When we need forgiveness, God shows us He forgives us through Jesus Christ. When we need love, God points to His Son on the cross. When we need hope, God shows us the empty tomb and the risen Lord.
Our greatest need is God. And God came to us in Christ to satisfy our greatest need.
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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