What a joy to receive a gift! The wrapping is beautiful and inside there must be something wonderful, right? We get gifts for birthdays, weddings, new babies, retirements, and other special occasions. However, the most important gift we can receive does not come wrapped in pretty paper or in a gift bag.
In Matthew 7:7-8 (and Luke 11:9-10) we hear Jesus say, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened."
God has provided all we need to live in this world. He simply tells us to "ask".