God Provides

Matthew 6:28-34(NIV)

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that 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—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

When there is a forest fire, it is horrific for those who live nearby.  With dry and hot conditions, a fire can start from a spark from a lighting storm.  Winds can fan the flame and cause people to flee their homes.  It’s amazing that the heat and pressure of the fire explodes cones filled with seeds that start the growth of a new forest days after the fire has stopped.  God has a great system in place where plants grow and die through a cycle. For some of us, all we see is destruction, but there is new life after destruction.

Jesus reminds us that the flowers of the field grow on their own. They don’t labour or spin.  We tend to worry about many things.  In the past few days, I was anxious about incorrect billing on my internet and television plan and then water that was leaking around the furnace.  I eventually found the source of the water and have isolated it so that there should be no more water damage to my basement.  I am reminded to be faithful and to know that God knows what is best for you and I.  He will provide to us just as he provides for the birds and the flowers.

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