Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lilies of the Field

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 

Lilies of the Field

We worry and work and toil
losing sleep and patience
we toss and turn and plan
forgetting how truly loved we are.

We are children in arms
babes who think we control life
the one who loves us best
has our thriving and survival at heart.

We are not embedded with the enemy
but set free in verdant pastures
feed and tended when we barely see
guided and protect though we know not.

Our Creator has made a place for us
the storms have passed and we rise
though we think we must work so hard
yet love has a better solution for all.

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