9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
This passage deals with the question of how far a father would go to meet the needs of those whom he loves. Whether you have kids or not everyone can relate to this idea. We all know that children are in need constantly and it is the responsibility of the parent to meet those needs.
It is the same this with God and we are His children. God gives to us because He is our parent, our Father. Our creation by God bids God to take care of us; to meet our needs and not just give gifts, but good gifts as we ask Him. The truth is that we often do not ask and God is still generous beyond what we ask for or even deserve.
There is no greater gift to us than God’s son Jesus Christ. God redeemed even when we don’t deserve it and have done nothing to make a move towards Him. As this verse says, we are “evil.” Despite our status as evil God goes to great lengths to save us, heal us, and provide for us – even when we don’t deserve it.