“25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” –Matthew 6:25-33
Things are very hectic at our house this weekend. Graduation is upon us and there are many last minute details, much cooking, out of town guests, table and chair set up, etc. to do and think about today and tomorrow. As I made lists and tried not to wonder how to do everything that needs to be done today, I was reminded of this passage from Scripture. The Lord feeds the birds and clothes the lilies and He also will provide the grace and strength that I need to do all that He has called me to do today and tomorrow. If I seek His kingdom and His glory first, my heart will be quiet before Him and I will rejoice rather than be worried. A good reminder for this busy season.