: “And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.” - Luke 11:5-8.
COMMENT: During the hot periods of the year, the night time is the most convenient time to travel because it is cooler. But even at that, it is most inconvenient to call someone up at midnight. Yet men still attend to those close to them in times of emergency. If men could do so, what of God Almighty Who neither slumbers nor sleeps, who fainteth not neither is weary? God is ever ready to attend to us at any time. We should not be afraid or shy to ask for His help. Hence Jesus, the Master Teacher exhorts us thus: “ And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? ” - Luke 11:9-13.