21st & 22nd May
“And why do you worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all of his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.”
Spring is in full flow. The trees are adorned with green leaves, the flowers are blossoming, mornings are greeted with the sound of birds chirping and the earth is filled with new birth. It is a wonderful time of the year to celebrate God’s goodness and the joy of the beauty He has given us to enjoy. Moreover, it is a reminder of how much God cares and looks after us.
Jesus in the ‘sermon on the mount’ tackles the issue of worrying in the believers life by encouraging His listeners of the deeper truth behind the earth’s beauty. Jesus comments that ‘even Solomon in all of his wealth’ could not dress himself as beautifully as God dresses the fields with the lilies. In fact Solomon was the richest King ever to live in Israel. It was his accumulated wealth that helped fund the building of the temple, and his own magnificent palace. Jesus concluded that if God takes so much care in making the lilies of the fields so beautiful, how much more will He take care of us His children.
Today as you look around at God’s natural beauty, be reminded that God has His hand on your life. Be reminded that there is no need to worry. He is for you and wants to give you His every good gift. The situation you may be going through, may be tough and hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But be encouraged for your ‘Heavenly Father already knows all your needs…’!!