MATTHEW 6:25 ON 6/25

MATTHEW 6 25 ON 6 25

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 than food, and the body more 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?  – Matthew 6:25-26

We live in a world that seems quite focused on food, drink and fashion, don’t we?  It’s easy to become anxious about these things because they represent immediate needs – well – when it comes to fashion clothing – let’s get real – that’s more of a want.

The older I get, the less I stress out about superficial things – especially fashion clothing.  Frankly, at this stage in my life, I can’t tell you what the newest fashions are.  It’s great to get to the point in your life when you know what you’re comfortable wearing – and you don’t really care what anyone else thinks.

Stress and anxiety in life will happen.  It’s what we do with it that makes a difference.  If we as Christians can just remember to hand that concern over to God through Christ, trusting that He will take care of us, we will be so much better off in the long run.

The Bible tells us that God cares about the little sparrow – and if He cares about them, how much more does He care about us?

Know today that God will provide every need you have.  No, He may not do it the way you would, but that’s why He’s the all-knowing God and you’re not.  😉

We all have needs every day and God knows what they are and He will provide.  Yes, sometimes the needs all seem to crop up at the same time, but that’s when we need to keep trusting God to help us.  He cares about us – He really does!  🙂

 

 

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A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

TL A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART (22)

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One of the first concepts I learned from God’s Holy Word, the Bible, was the fact that God takes care of the birds, specifically, the sparrows. Sparrows are not exotic birds and in fact, in Kansas, they are easily overlooked because they are so common.

I believe that’s why the Lord called our sparrow friend by name. Sparrows are not very pretty, as birds go, and they can make a mess if a lot of them are hanging around (I know this because I often have to take my car to the car wash to get all the poop removed sufficiently).

So one might go so far to say that sparrows are a nuisance. They are not even almost a nuisance to God. God cares for the little sparrow. One of my favorite songs is “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”. It brings a great comfort to my spirit, knowing that He cares so much for this little bird. How much more He must care for us!

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. – Matthew 6:25-34

I’m not sure why that silly sparrow keeps flying into our back picture window, but I hope it figures out it’s not going to get inside. I hope God directs the poor thing to a tree somewhere. It makes me hurt every time I hear it hit the glass! Poor thing!   😦