Tuesday, February 27, 2018
And why to you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or 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 - you of little faith?
Beginning in December of last year, two weeks before winter officially arrives, we here in northern Georgia experience below-freezing temperatures, and more than our fair share of snow fall.
It stays cold, bitterly cold for this region, right up through the middle of February.
Then it happens. Spring decides, just as winter does, to make an early entrance. As I pen this, our high today is 79 degrees!!! Our air conditioner is in full swing. Mr. Engineer, aka Danny, who has geekily kept energy records for decades, has never, and I mean NEVER, had to switch from heat to air in the month of February. This is an anomaly to be sure!
But with the early spring arrive early delights, not the least of which is the daffodils, blooming profusely in our yard. I plant these in the fall of 2005, the year Danny and I are married. Yes, they have sprouted and produced flowers every spring, but nothing compared to the mass of blossoms that have chosen to display their resplendent, celebratory selves all at the same time. I am overwhelmed by their delicate, pristine beauty.
And Jesus tells us that Solomon, in his extravagant and ostentatious splendor, could never match the glory of the least of these.
How humbling . . .
On top of that, they are here today and gone tomorrow. And thrown into the fire? Yikes!
I don't know about you, but this sure makes my day to day worries take a back seat. And I'm compelled to recall that God has everything in His hands and in His plans.
Let us rest, contented and assured, in His immeasurable love poured out for us.
And know, just as the blooming flowers in their time, that we are clothed in His splendor.
Covered by His unfailing grace and forgiveness.
Comforted by the warmth of His presence.
Convinced that we are beautiful and precious in His sight.
I am, you are, God's beloved.
Forever and ever,
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