God is so gracious and kind toward us. All that we have comes from His bountiful hands. Sometimes we fail to recognize that every gift we have received comes from God. I do mean everything! No one can claim that he or she has received any good gift because of his or her own contributions, intellect, or goodness. It is God, who has richly blessed His people with good gifts from on high. Take a moment today and reflect upon all the gifts that God has given to you, then praise Him as the giver of the gift. He is truly worthy to be praised. James 1:17 is our scriptural reference today.
“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”
The author of this passage makes it clear that everything that is good comes from God. God is the originator of goodness. James is clear that God’s gifts are expressions of His love toward us. Notice that James writes that every good and perfect gift is from above. He goes on to say that, He is the Father of Lights, which indicates that God is the Creator of the sun, moon, and stars. God’s desire is that His people are blessed. What an awesome God we serve! The Creator of heaven and earth extends to His people gifts from on high. What can we say or do to express our gratitude for God’s love and kindness toward us? There are no words in our vocabulary to express our gratitude adequately. We can only say, “Thank you, God for every good and perfect gift you have given to us.”