23 April 2011

Matthew 6:25-34

My reading this morning was about success and kids...about focusing on good grades and worldly success when we should be equipping them to be the person God designed them to be.  Um, guilty!  It really hit home with me.  I don't foresee this being an issue with Noble, but man, have I missed the mark so much with Kayci!  So, working on that.  :)  One of the readings was one of my all-time favorite lessons from Jesus himself, about worry.  I bet you know at least some of it:

"25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?   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."  Matthew 6:25-34

I cherish our time at St. Timothy's and our church family there.  The music still lives in my heart, and I hear Smitty, Dave, Sandra and the gang as I read various Psalms and verses that remind me of praise songs.  This morning's readings took me right back to St. Timothy's, with Smitty singing "Consider the Lilies."  We always sang a different version, and I can't find the lyrics anywhere.  Bummer.  Just sing the one you know in your head.  :)  That's what I'm doing right now...

Bitty considering the lilies...Easter 2005

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