Thursday, June 21, 2007

God clothes the grass of the field

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor so spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 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, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6: 28-34

Yesterday I took this picture of the wild Blue Flag iris and today, I saw the early morning sun catching this grass. I thought of all that God has given me, given us. Yet I worry. Isn't it ironic, how much almost everybody in this country has, yet we want more, more, more. The largest temples in this country are the Malls. There is an emptyness that needs to be filled; we often seek to fill it with stuff. And more stuff. The God in our living room, the TV we face each day, tells us we need more, more, more, and we obey. They we worry about where to put it all. Then we build more rooms on our houses and rent storage sheds. Then we worry about how to pay for all of this. Then we don't have any more money left for the offering plate on Sunday. WantMore is one of the devil's helpers.


  1. I listen to Spirit 66 on Sirius satellite radio (since in SW MN we get no decent radio stations). Anyway...something I heard between songs really caught my attention:

    "The secret to life is not having more but wanting less".

    How true this is. Thanks for the post.

  2. It amazes me that the self-storage business has grown so big over the past decade. People have bigger houses than ever yet there's still not enough room to store all their stuff. They need to hire space to shove extra stuff.

    I wonder what would happen if, instead of spending their money on storage, people gave away the stuff they don't need to people who have too little.

  3. I agree, but some of it is because people move so much, and some of it is to store their boats, etc.


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