“Oh Lord, give me eyes that can see and ears that can hear. Give me a love that is patient and kind.”
So prays Victoria Sponge in the book, How to make Victoria Sponge. She is responding to her son’s inability to find his school uniform and P.E. kit from under his duvet. Isn’t it funny how sometimes we call for help before we have even bothered to look? Or if you are like me when constructing something you don’t first read the instructions. Oh how often have I got into difficulty because I of this flaw?
How more important it is with our life then, to pick up the instruction book and read the specifications so clearly written out for us?
Yes it is easy for Victoria’s son to ‘ask’ someone else to find something for him without raising himself from the comforts of his bed, but that is not God’s way. He wants and expects us to raise ourselves to the summons of His Book. We can live our lives under the duvet and not bother to seek or, accept the challenge of looking for ourselves.
Matthew 13:16 (NLT) “But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.