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Trade Your Worry For… Flowers?

hand reaching up and grabbing a flower of a pink cherry blossom tree
April 6, 2020

Worry much?

Sometimes I think I’m genetically predisposed to worry. I love how Jesus addresses this very human tendency…with flowers.

He points us to His creation and His attentiveness through the beauty of flowers. If God would care about something so small and seemingly insignificant, as to make it so purposefully beautiful, of course, He is so much more attentive to us.

God sees you. God cares about what concerns you. God has already provided and is even now, providing on your behalf.

This is why I love flowers. I love giving them and getting them. I love admiring them. I love how sometimes they’re growing in the middle of a highway overwhelming all the concrete around them. They’re just ridiculously detailed and whimsical, and for what? Perhaps for us to notice and be comforted…

We don’t need to be anxious. God put a lot into those flowers but it’s no comparison to what He put into us. Flowers say:

“To my beloved child,

Don’t worry! I got you.

Love, God.”

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’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 he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he 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.”
‭‭-Jesus, Matthew‬ ‭6:30-33‬ ‭MSG‬

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