Jan 28, 2011

consider the lilies

When we look at Matthew 6:25-33, God reassures us that He will always love us. Telling us not to worry. Telling us that He's always there for us. Telling us that He loves us. And that He always will.

Matthew 6:25-33 "Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."
What a comforting passage! The robins, the lilies, and all living things on the earth are taken care of precisely and lovingly by their Creator.

I was inspired to do a post on this after my science class today. This passage was mentioned and it just brought a smile to my face, to think that God cares about the lilies so much, so how much He loves His children, who were made in His image?

So don't worry about what you'll eat tomorrow. Don't worry about what you're going to wear. Jesus will take care of you and will make sure you have everything you need.

Have a good day, and don't worry about anything!

~Lulu Maggie~

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Gwendolyn said...

Good post Lulu!


Leanna said...

I'm currently working on memorizing the entire sermon on the mount (Matt. 5-7) and I just did this section a few weeks ago. Such great verses! Great post.

Lily said...

How comforting! Thought-provoking too.

Just wondering. Is it alright if I entered your giveaway without an account? I hope it is! If it's not I understand; that's ok. I know the mandatory entry was to follow you.

I DO! And I promise I will, like, REALLY and TRULY f.o.l.l.o.w. you when I start a blog!!

Anyways, if I'm not qualifed that's ok. Just let me know please!


Lulu Maggie said...

Lily dear - of course you may enter! :) And you certainly do follow me! :)