A Beautiful Day?

Posted on September 15, 2019 at 9:55 AM

This morning is absolutely beautiful, the sun is shinning and the current outdoor temperature is 70 degrees. The sky is blue and clear, but all is not well in the world. As I looked at my phone this morning I see that there has been an attack on the Saudi Arabian oil supply, which the US has blamed on Iran and, of course, Iran has denied. But in any case, it tells us that the price of fuel will be going up and that will put a strain on everyone’s pocket book. Yes, there is much uncertainty in the World. Much animosity, and in some cases down right hatred.

Yet, there is still so much beauty in this world. As I look out my back window this morning I can see a few deer back in the woods behind my house (yes, I cleared out some of the foliage so I could see) They are unconcerned about the price of gas, the tensions between the US and Iran or even the Democratic Primary. No, they are just wandering through, eating as they go. Somehow, perhaps they know that their provision is from our heavenly Father.

Now, whether they know it or not, the truth is still the same. In Matthew 6:24-25 Jesus said, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Jesus went onto say in vs. 26 “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”

Yes, Jesus taught that our trust should be in the Lord, not in government, not in our economy, not in our bank account, or even in our 401k. Jesus said that our heavenly Father would be our provision, irregardless of what is going on in the world. He went on to say, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt. 6:33)

Yes, when you think about it, it is quite a beautiful day.

Pastor, Tim

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