Re:Verse passage – Luke 11:5-13 (day three)

“…yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.”

One of the recurring assurances Jesus makes is that you are not at the mercy of the universe, but rather at the mercy of God. The created order – gravity, space, time, light, quantum particles, chemical reactions – is impersonal. God, on the other hand, is a person, and good. This is why when you ask, seek, knock, you will receive, you will find, the door will open. God responds and the universe yields. Asking, seeking, knocking – these actions are forms of persistence, and this impersonal cosmos will open up to beings created in God’s image. You’re not shouting into the void; you’re shouting into God’s ear.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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