Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bread for the Journey

I came across a lovely bed of Dahlias last week and the intricate design and beautiful colours reminded me of the following passage and its message for me.
Matthew 6: 25-34
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin, Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' ... your Heavenly Father know that you need them.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

It is part of our human nature to worry when circumstances unfold over which we have no control. However this great God of ours shows us through His amazing creation, His love for beauty, His care for the smallest detail, that He has control over everything and we can safely leave the outcome in His hands.

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful blog you have. I have just planted my dahlia last weekend in preparation for summer. I can't wait to see all the beautiful colours.

    I couldn't agree more with you, Christians who worry, when we should leave it all to the Lord in prayer. Something most of us find very difficult, but a lesson I am learning as I grow older.

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  2. Thanks for this excellent post. When a worry comes along I have a little chat with myself and remind myself of these Scriptures. Some times I take more convincing than at other times - but the Lord is my help.

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  3. Yes, this reading from the Bible is beautiful! As the Mother of Our Lord Jesus tells us in the messages of Medjugorje, this passage is what all humanity should hold in their hearts and meditate on daily...and the world would entirely convert, our problems would disappear!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. I have posted this thought here before but today's posting fits my Grandfather's thought so well-
    Where ever and when ever you see something beautiful in the world it is God's reminder He is here and He see's you.

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  5. Wonderful post Bev. To leave our worries with the Lord. Letting go and letting God! Kathy (MGCC)

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  6. Thank God for His care.As Jake and I struggle with the diagnosis of him having terminal cancer,we are so aware of God's arms carrying us.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  7. Thanks for this. . . . .
    I needed it today!
    A good reminder!
    With love,
    Debbie M.

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  8. I have always loved this passage. Thank you for sharing it as well as for the beautiful photo.

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  9. I needed to read this today. A perfect start for my week. Thanks, Jan

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