February 11, 2013 - Our Daily Bread
By Lilian B. Yeomans
"And He said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven ... Give us day by day our daily bread" (Luke 11:2,3, KJV).
The Lord Jesus Christ asked His Father, with utter simplicity, and childlike confidence, for His bread, a day's supply at a time.
The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is our Father too, by virtue of the new birth, and we should ask Him for our bread just as confidently as our Elder Brother did, realizing that our Father heareth us always, and we have only to ask in order to receive.
What problems would be solved, what anxieties stilled, what cares banished if we always did this!
If our love were but more simple
We should take Him at His Word
And our lives would be all sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.
The Lord Jesus knew, as we never can know, what intricate adjustments and complex arrangements have to be effected by divine wisdom and omnipotence in order to answer that simple little petition that any tiny child can breathe, "Give us our daily bread."
— Adapted from "Our Daily Bread" by Lilian B. Yeomans, originally published in the January 18, 1936, Pentecostal Evangel.