Will God give us whatever we ask for?
John 15.5-11 Harry Potter discovers a mirror in the room of enchantment! It is not a normal mirror. When he looks into it, he sees himself with his parents. He was orphaned as a baby. He spends hours gazing at the image in the mirror. And it is only when Dumbledore explains that he realises what is going on. The mirror shows you what your deepest desire, your deepest wish is. It is the mirror or Erised, which is desire backwards. Jesus speaks here of desire, when he says (v7), 'Ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you'. He doesn't just say it here. In Matthew 7.7 he says, 'Ask, and it will be given you' (Luke 11.9) In Matthew 21.22 he says, 'Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive' (Mark 11.24) In John 14.13 he says, 'I will do whatever you ask in my name'. In v14 he says, 'If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it'. In 16.24, he says, 'Ask and you will receive, so that y