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? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?.... Matthew 6-26,28
Can you imagine listening to these words while resting on the grass and watching the gentle mountain breeze entice the wildflowers into a delicate dance on the meadow as chirping birds fly effortlessly from tree to tree? How could you help but feel the pressures of your daily troubles lift as you breathe the fresh air and hear the voice of Truth remind you to rest and trust?
Christ was saying "Come, look at God's handiwork!" and them pointing beyond the handiwork to God Himself.
"Look," Jesus told the crowds and his disciples that day. "Observe."
Another translation says "consider".
Are we paying attention to God's reality and presence in the world around us?
Are we inspired by the handiwork of our Lord and Savior?
I know I am!
Like when I look into the eyes of this little brown eyed girl named Ellie. She is precious to me. My soul delights in her. I consider how every thing about her was created and molded together by God. She is Ellie because He is God. I love that! I love that!
I consider the wonders of the Lord when friends run through your pasture, the sunlight draining from the day and landing on their faces. I recognize that the Lord put it there Himself. Sunlight, the beautiful flowers of the field. He was kind of showing out because He brought it all together and it was captured. This moment can never be relived and yet we can look back and remember.
We can remember the tall grass, the purple flowers, the sun setting and remind them that Christ made it all.
I see the fruit of the labors of planting our garden. The watering and weeding...The beauty of divine
work that He brings together for food for our table.
He has truly thought of everything and given us everything we need. If we do the work
without remembering Him, it's all for nothing.
Oh Lord, thank you for the magnificent gift of your creation. Your handiwork makes me stand in awe at your greatness. May I always find time to stop and point my children to all the wonderful things you have created for us and in return point them straight to you, the creator of it all.
Even our dog Boo....
Blessings from the farm,