|“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to |
you; seek and you will find; knock and the
door will be opened to you. For everyone who
asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to
the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
“Daddy, may I ask you a question?” If I had a nickel for every time I asked my dad that question, well, I would have lots and lots of nickels.
I was always asking questions. I had—and still have—an almost unquenchable curiosity. This desire to know more and more and more has served me well throughout my career as a fire protection engineer. I will keep digging until I have exhausted the available information.
Whenever I would ask that question of my dad, he would always chuckle and respond, “Pally, you can ask me anything.” That was a real comfort to me. The fact that I could ask my dad anything gave me a sense of well-being. If there was something I didn’t quite understand, I could ask my dad and he would help me understand.
In our spiritual lives, none other than Jesus Himself has given us carte blanche (literally a white card or blank card) to ask anything we wish to ask of Him. Note His words, recorded in Luke 11:9-10:
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
As we begin another day of life under the watchful care of the Holy Spirit, we can step out with confidence into the world knowing that Jesus has given us permission to ask, to seek, and to knock. He will always answer, help us find, and open that door on which we knock.
I have shared this song from Scott Smith before. But, it is a particularly relevant to today’s Scripture passage: