• Pauline Williams

Consider the Lilies

"See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If this 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?' For the pagans run after these things, and your heavenly Father knows 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." -Matthew 6:28-34
 

This is one of my favorite portions of the Bible. I have read it and re-read it so many

times when I needed reminded of just how great our God is, and just how much He loves me and cares for me.


Jesus knew how tough life in this world could be. He was at least thirty by the time he spoke these words, so we can be sure he had lived long enough to see many sad, distressing events in the lives of everyone around him. His heart broke at the thought of how many people needed the Father God, but would not turn to Him.


So, sitting on a mountainside teaching the crowds, He reminded them to look around them and see the evidences of God's love, care, and provision. And what a beautiful reminder flowers are! God could have given us a bland, boring, colorless world, but instead He took the time to create beauty all around us. Each spring, as the snow melts, the earth seems to come alive with beauty. Out of barren, ugly, dead winter spring comes again in all its beauty.



So, read these words of Jesus again and let them soak in. Look for the beauty around you and think of God, your Creator, who loves you even more than anything in this world. Then, seek Him first above all else.

 
"See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If this 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?' For the pagans run after these things, and your heavenly Father knows 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." -Matthew 6:28-34
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