Friday, April 07, 2006

My Favorite Guitar

Hey, all. The picture is of my favorite guitar of the two that I have. It is a 1965 Gibson LG-1. It was my dad's, and it's the guitar I learned to play on. He gave it eventually to my uncle, and he did some modifications to it, like the pickup. He then gave it me, when hearing that I didn't have a decent guitar. Kind of indirectly, it ultimately went from father to son.

We love to receive gifts, don't we? Whether it's Christmas time or a birthday, we love getting presents. But it's not just our earthly parents and others that give, most importantly, we have Father in heaven who loves to give. He demonstrated that in the giving of the greatest gift of all, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. In fact, we will be celebrating that gift next week as we remember Christ's sacrifice upon the Cross, and his subsequent resurrection 3 days after. God's nature is to give. In Matthew 7:9-11, Jesus said, "Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!" Also, in James 1:17 it says, "Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow." Clearly, God loves to give.

I don't want to turn this into a lopsided message that focuses only on what we can get from God, but the truth is that God desires to bless his children. So, if you have put your trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you too are a child of God. Be encouraged that God desires to bless you! That is all for today, friends. God bless!


Henry Haney said...

Nice post today- Love the pic!

Just make sure you don't unsanctify that git-fiddle by playing the Doobie Bros. or Lynard Skynard tunes ya hear?

J/K- I know you only play country.

(I really did enjoy the story behind the guitar too)

michigan preacher said...

Doobie Bros? Brother, I used to play the DB's and Skynard! Not any more. Country is a big thing down there in Commode Valley, isn't it?