Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Whatever happens with the elections...

Pond Reflection
Originally uploaded by paynehollow
Don't worry. It won't do no good, no how.

There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body.

Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to God than birds.

Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference?

Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think God'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving.

People who don't know God and the way God works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how God works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.



Geoffrey Kruse-Safford said...

Amen, brother.

Alan said...


I try to be optimistic at each election. Now the Party of No has the opportunity to show that they can actually do what they said they were going to do. Cutting the deficit? Sounds like a good idea to me. Let's see if, unlike every chance they've had before, they actually do what they promised.

Craig said...

I'll third the motion. I'll also agree with Alan, it's time to put up.

Marshall Art said...

Pretty much the sentiment of every voter who helped to put them in office.