Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lilies of the Field

"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  And why do you worry about clothes?  See how the lilies of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."  Matthew 6:27, 28 & 29

This is the second of a 4 part "Worry Wart" series.

I like the part in this verse where Jesus is talking about lilies growing - "they do not labor or spin."  That got me thinking - what would a worrying lily look like?  It's quite comical really - I imagine a worry lily would pop in and out of the ground and then before opening it's flower I imagine that it would have to first look at the plants beside itself.  The worry lily might open it's flower but then close it again feeling inadequate.  Yes - this is all very silly but isn't that what we must look like from the heavens when we worry?  Worry makes us do ridiculous things.

Jesus compares the appearance of King Solomon and a Lily of the field - even going as far as to say that a Lily is dressed more spectacularly than a king.  God provides clothing for the lesser creation, and He provides all the more for us.

When you find yourself worrying this week - pay attention to what strange actions worry makes you do.....and then try to correct and trust in God the next time you are about to worry.

Part 1:  Stored Away In Barns
Part 3:  Fields of Grass
Part 4:  Seek His Righteousness

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