Friday, February 5, 2010
Luke 12: 22-29
22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?
25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?
27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
29 “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.
31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
This encouraged me so much this week. Do we not know that our Creator understands His creation? He knows our struggles and our fears. Jesus is so gentle and gives us such a beautiful word picture to help us remember His faithfulness. So whenever you look out at the birds or blooms remember how much more valuable you are to God and put your trust in the One who created you and values you.
(artwork by my uncle, the late Tom Cash)