Big Gift, Big God!


Driving down the familiar stretch of highway, I was on my way to another of many errands. This particular highway, unlike some in Tennessee, opened up a long stretch of sky unbroken by buildings and trees. I have observed many a splendor in this stretch of sky, but none like the one before me that day. Spanning a full one third of the sky was a thin line of clouds with a level bottom and plumes reaching upward, nearly the identical height of its neighboring wisps, appearing much like a sprinkler system watering the blue sky. In all my years, and they are a considerable number, I have watched the sky and never seen anything comparable. Probably no one else in the world noticed those clouds since they lasted only a few minutes. A giggle welled up and I laughed with joy at my Creator preparing the sky with clouds He knew would produce such a reaction!

No one on earth could have given me that cloud formation, only God. His display spoke to me that God is extravagant! His nature is to give abundantly and personally because He cares for us. Every gold rimmed cloud, every rainbow water-colored across the skies, each twinkling flake of snow, every towering thunderhead, and each lightning bolt leaping fearlessly from cloud to cloud are statements of His power and glory displayed for our benefit. He is giving us a glimpse, tiny glimpse, of His Majesty, generosity and goodness toward us.

 “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

We have such a generous God! Every good and perfect thing comes from Him!

Think About:  Does God’s generosity convey His love for us? What gifts has He given in your life, confirming His love? Does God’s generous giving inspire you to give to others generously?

Pray:  “Heavenly Father, You are such an amazing and generous Father! Thank you for your never-ending grace, for blessing me daily, sending me gifts that remind me of who you are, and loving me. Help me, Father, to be more like you, loving and generous in all my ways. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”


River Community Church