Thursday, April 8, 2010
I Know He Cares for Me
Yesterday, like so many other days, I took my dogs out to their favorite trail. To be honest, at one point on the trail I had stop and look around to get my bearings. I've been on that trail probably a hundred times, but it looked so different yesterday. Just since last Thursday, everything has started to bloom, causing the trail to look completely different. It was amazing.
After a vigorous hike, we found a shaded spot near the creek and stopped for some refreshment. As I sat there, my attention was focused on all the activity around me. Squirrels darted about, digging up food from under the earth and then carrying it back to their trees. Birds flew from one perch to the next, their beaks full of worms for their young or grass for their nests. Bees of all sorts buzzed from one flower to the next spreading pollen as a part of their daily routine. As I surveyed my surroundings, my mind wandered to Matthew 6:25-34.
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.
If my God can take care of each of the creatures I observed yesterday (and He can), I know He can take care of me too. It may not be my way, and it may not be in my time, but He will take care of me. Therefore, I have no need to worry. . . and neither do you!