I love Lilies.

 They are so beautiful. 

Every time I see the lovely brightness swaying carelessly over the lush green foliage, I have to take a picture. If I don’t have a camera with me, then I wish I did. I have taken so many pictures of flowers!

But somehow everytime I see beauty I just feel so loved. The beauty brings me joy and it’s from God.

Today I was reading in Matthew 6 and these verses (25-34, of course!) were so completely relevant since I’ve spent the last few days reveling in the beauty of these flowers. Somehow it seems just right to also revel in the gift of not worrying.

Loveliness, really.

“ For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”

Don’t worry about your life.

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“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?”

God cares so much.

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 “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,  yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.”

They do not toil or spin.

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 “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!

 Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’

 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.”

He knows you need all these things.

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 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Tomorrow will care for itself.

Take a deep breath and rest in the promise of God’s abundant care for you.

It’s wonderful.

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