Yesterday my daughters and I spent the day helping a friend with her flower business. We dressed five hundred roses, who were making their debut at various dance recitals this weekend.
As we carefully packaged each flower, the words I read earlier in the day came to life.
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life…Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him then they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing… if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? …Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously…don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT)
Worries some days can pile up quickly. A sick child, a lost job, a change in the physical seasons, or a transition in life’s seasons. All of these can trigger and lay new foundations for worry. Even though these worries are a part of our journey, it seems as if we are not to let our eyes or hearts linger there. I see Jesus asking us to shift our focus from our worry, to his creation, to him. It is as if he has left us a trail of reminders along our path, helping us find our way.
A flower filled field. Towering trees. Birds flying freely. A wooded path. All of which call me to slow down and breathe deep.
God reminding, no need to worry. He takes care.
If God cares for All of his creation, does that not include you and me?
I Saw God today, in flowers.
What is God reminding you?