It never ceases to amaze me how prevalent 7-Eleven's are in this part of the world. (One website reports that their are over 8,000 in Thailand and over 3,600 in the Bangkok area alone.) It seems that if there ever was a reason to not see one in Thailand, it would have to be that you were walking around with your eyes shut. They dot the sides of every major road, provide a cool place to go at nearly every gas station, and may even be the only store with glass sliding doors in the whole town. I think I've even seen two in one town block (on the same side of the same street).
The sight of them is so common and their services are so often used, that one Bible verse took on a deeper meaning the other day - especially when I thought that it would be good to memorize where the verse was found.
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children,
how much more shall your Father which is in heaven
give good things to them that ask him?” Matthew 7:11, KJV.
The blessings that our Father would give to us are even more plentiful than the 7-Eleven's in Thailand. They're on every street corner, available at every hour of the day and night. Yet how often we walk past them. We don't see them. We go through life wondering why we haven't received them.
Perhaps it's not the lack of His blessings, but the lack of our walking into them.