Good Morning! I hope everyone is staying healthy and getting some good rest. Let me know how you all are doing in the comments below! First, let's watch this video:
Matthew 6: 25-34
25-26 “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.
27-29 “Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.
30-33 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
Read the story below:
Robert the robin was a bird that had lots of years of experience living as a bird. He had a young son named Ricky. Robert wanted to teach Ricky how to get worms to eat for breakfast. Robert flew with his son to the nearest patch of grass and looked around until he saw a worm slithering under the grass. He quickly pecked at the grass and pulled the worm out of the ground. Ricky was impressed and couldn’t wait to try it for himself. Then, Ricky seemed to be concerned. “What’s wrong, Ricky?” asked Robert. “Dad, what if the worms aren’t here tomorrow? What if they are all of a sudden all gone?” Robert smiled at his son and calmly said, “Son, the worms will never run out. They are always here. God provides the worms for us every day. They were here yesterday, they are here today, and they will be here tomorrow.” Ricky seemed relieved and starting looking for his own worm.
You see, robins and other birds have nothing to worry about when it comes to their provision. It’s always there. Jesus speaks to us in today’s passage about the focus we put towards the things of this world.
We’re going to learn that we have no need to worry.
No need to worry because God knows what you need.
No need to worry because what we really need is God.
Do not worry; seek the Lord of glory.
Thank you for the life you provide for us
Thank you for the abundance of love and worldly things
Thank you for teaching us to not worry and seek trust in You