Remember those lovely genies who grant wishes? Well, you’re one and you’ve just been emancipated from your restrictive lamp. You can give your three wishes to whomever you want. Who do you give your three wishes to, and why?)
I usually would handle a prompt of this nature pretty light-heartedly, but I’m in a different frame of mind today. I’ve actually spent some time thinking about this, and here’s what I’ve come up with. I would grant a wish to:
Faith. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 11:1 that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. Faith is trusting that God is Who He says He is, and that He can do what He says He can do. It is knowing that God is active in my life. I would grant a wish to Faith so that Faith would spread among all the nations of the world.
Hope: Titus 2:3 talks of “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” That sure hope of His return is given to help us keep on keeping on. I would grant Hope the wish that hope be distributed in the hearts of all mankind.
Love: (charity) I Corinthians 13:13 says that the greatest among these three, (faith, hope, love) is love. Many times in scripture we are taught that if we love God, that love will fill us up and spill over onto the people around us. I John 4:18 tells us that perfect love casts out fear. Perfect, complete, mature love overcomes fear. I would grant the final wish to Love, that the heart of mankind would be turned to God in love for what He has done.