"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.
"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." Matthew 6:27-33 (The MESSAGE)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Just 2 weeks ago we were in what seemed like the sub-arctic circle. Today -- Jonquils blooming!!! What a reminder of the resurrection power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Also, an appropriate reminder, I believe, to recognize His supremacy over all of life, especially in the bleakness of the circumstances all around us in our world today.
Posted by Lynn at Tuesday, February 10, 2009