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.