By Pastor John Bingham
James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
On the backside of the church property is a fresh water spring that flows year round. Even during the dry season, the water still flows from an underground source. My kids and I enjoy looking for the different places where the water pushes its way to the surface to feed this beautiful spring. Downstream, there are ponds that are fed by this life-giving source of water.
In our life, we are blessed beyond measure. Like those ponds, we receive the riches of God’s grace poured into our life. Whether we live simply or lavishly, we are blessed through Christ.
As James wrote to this church about blessings and good gifts, He was talking to a church that was scattered due to persecution and threat of death. God’s blessings are not dependent on the circumstances we find ourselves. He can and does give blessings even in the trials. Our Heavenly Father gives to everyone of us a constant flow of His blessings and grace. Therefore, let us take time to praise Him for His excellent greatness!