Friday, January 29, 2016


Yesterday I waxed eloquent on treasures, today the
passage of scripture gets into things. Jesus says, 'Don't 
be anxious about your life, what you will eat, drink, 
wear, for life is more than food, and the body is more 
than clothing.'(Matt 6:25-34)

It is such a temptation to fret about these things as the
world system closes in on our comfortable life-style. I
notice that birds are content with seeds; that flowers are
beautifully dressed in colors worn all season. God says
we are of more value than the birds and flowers, but do
our expectations exceed what is necessary?

Here is the bottom line: 'Seek first the kingdom of 
God and His righteousness, and all these things will 
be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about 
tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.'

In George McDonald's book, Behind the North Wind,
there was a little boy whose Mom was so upset about
what they would eat tomorrow. The boy looked into the
basket containing lunch and said, 'but, God has given us 
what we need today.' The point seemed to be that the
mom was not able to enjoy what God had given to
them that day because she could not see how God would
provide for them tomorrow.

Reader, I enjoy McDonald's books because the characters
discover the heart of God and are able to trust in ways
that seem hard for me. I have to go back again and again
to the birds and flowers in order to have a deep trust in my
heavenly Dad to take care of all the details of my life.
And, yes, He really wants us to let Him take care of the
little things!

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