Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Don't worry..be happy, right?

How seldom do I forget how the same God who cares for the animals and the flowers and the trees which I love so much, cares about me. The same guy who created the awesome sunrise I gazed at this morning cares for me. I wonder what it would look like if I just contemplated on this for a couple of days. Actually, a couple of minutes would probably do pretty radical things. Worry consumes our culture. It pervades our existence in every way, to the point that doctors can measure its affect on our physical state. If we believe that we are truly cared for and that we are so valuable in His sight, why would we be distracted with such a thing? How unrealistic life seems without worry. I suppose that worry sometimes seems like a good thing at times. The contrary is often seen as neglect, disinterest, irresponsible, care-free, full of faith. These attitudes often are thought to be either obnoxious or unproductive in our culture. Maybe I am only making sense in my own head. But-what if I told my wife that we were just going to give all of our money to the poor, as we are instructed to , and we were going to put "faith" in God to supply our every day food, shelter, warmth, and relationships. Why would we worry about these things when the same person who provides for the birds wants to provide for us. Maybe this has to do with why we don't see many modern day miracles...Perhaps I'm getting off topic..but maybe this is just how my brain works.  In conclusion, let us contemplate how bizarree this would look like to worry about nothing. Dang, that looks crazy, but so faithful and so right. Imagine the people you would meet that would come out of the woodwork to lend you their sleeping bag, cook you some bread, invite you to their cookout, let you use their shower, patch your shirt's hole..ah the list goes on. Perhaps there would be more community if we did not worry so much. Perhaps we would be more faitful to one another because we would have to rely on one another. Maybe we would be more thankful. Just a thought..

25 “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 than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?

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