“our Father in heaven,…give us this day our daily bread.”
the prayer Jesus taught us 2000 years ago was repeated today by a head of a karen-burmese refugee family.
sometimes we ask for things we want, things that we think important to us…but not necessarily what God thinks is healthy for our life. for example, a house, a car, an opportunity to travel aboard, a game play station, a notebook computer, work promotion, acceptance from co-workers, etc.
yet there is still a certain group of people quoting exactly from Jesus’ lips, “Lord, please provide for us enough food just for today so that we won’t starve to death.” these people have no other ambition in life except that they have sufficient nutrition to eat without begging and a roof with no holes over their heads.
we take what we have as granted so much. we don’t have to build a house from the scratch by ourselves, sleep on the cold dirt when the house is half-finished or depend on other’s mercy in getting a job because we are citizens of our countries.
these people do.
so the next time we dare ask God for something, think first. do we need it? or it’s just our earthly will?