Red Letter Day 9: Why Worry?
Thursday February 26
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Jesus takes on a topic here that everyone deals with in some way or another, worry. Do you worry about anything? I think we all have differing things that we worry about and for me it is more often not about myself, but my family, my kids, parents, and other people I love. Worry can be a destructive attitude and emotion in peoples lives. Jesus teaches that and tells us that worry is not a positive and will not be productive. It never adds to ones life in a positive way.
I think worry looks to the future and only sees possible problems, while the opposite of worry is faith and that looks to the future and sees the Father. Childlike faith, which the Bible praises, knows that God is going to take care of things. I remember a few months ago I asked the children in the Children’s Sermon what they worried about and several of them worried about the vegetable they might have with dinner. That was their biggest worry. They figured their parents would take care of everything else. Jesus wants us to have a faith that knows in all things he is with us and will do what we are unable to.
In Christ’s Service,