Jesus gives a powerful analogy for the love of God.
He said that human parents are evil but they still give their children good things. Fish instead of snakes. Bread not stones to eat. He then completes the thought–if we are so messed up but we still do right by our kids. How much more does God bless, love, and nurture?
Great, unless your parent doesn’t do those things.
What if your mother gives you a snake? What if your father gives you stones for bread? What then?
God is enough. He allows His precious children to be raised by wolves, but He sends a Lamb to save us.
Stones always remind me of Jesus. I think about the weight of small stones and imagine the size, weight, and impossibility of the stone in front of the tombs.
God gave his own most beloved son a stone. And that Son emerged alive. The Bread of Life.
Stones for bread.
Bread for stones.