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. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Matthew 7:7-1 (NIV)
When tragedy strikes, people can lose everything they ever owned. People escaping from destructive fire, flooding, wars, in many cases left with nothing, and will depend on gifts from others for all they need. Transformed by gifts from others, they can go on living. Much of what we are or possess from a life in sin, is useless for a life of righteousness in Christ. Being able to let go of the tools we used in the old life and receiving everything we need for the new life determines how transformed we become.
Yours in Christ, pastor Festus Nsoha.