Monday, September 28, 2015

Consider the Lilies

Jesus said, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. 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 can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry 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 clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
"So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today." Matthew 6:25-34 

Consider the Lilies
Always always I try not to worry
but worry sneaks in as I fall alseep
like a thief in the night stealing time
making me render my heart useless.

Always and always as the snow flies
I think of the winter setting in on us
will we have enough and be warm too
will everyone thrive on the little I provide?

Always and ever the lists are made
the plans and details fretted over
written and rewritten throughout the night
and anxiety steals in again.

And it is God who always and ever
dresses the lilies who have no worries
they rest in deep winter to be retored
and we sigh at their beauty once again. 

Always and for eternity we are more
precious and considered by God
our needs and cares are at the heart of love
and always and ever God does provide.


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