Consider the Lilies

If you’ve been around the Bible for a few years chances are, you’re well aware that it tells us not to worry.  But like many things, hearing it is one thing, believing it is another.

Every few months or so, I’m brought back to a beautiful passage in Luke where Jesus himself gently tells us not to worry.

He talks about life, money, priorities and what’s truly important.  And though I’m very familiar with the passage, each time I stumble back to it, I’m so grateful that it’s in here.  It’s one of those “even though it was written long ago, I think God put it in there just for me” kind of passages.  But even though I claim it as one of my special passages, today, I’m feeling generous, so I’ll share it with you as well:

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. C)’>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, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.  For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father G)’>and these things will be given to you as well.I)’>little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. L)’>that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 
-Luke 12:22-34 (NIV)