Saturday, August 1, 2009

Always in a Rush?

I came across this poem by Elizabeth Cheney recently and it made me think about how often we are rushing around.

Overheard in an Orchard

Said the Robin to the Sparrow:
"I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so?"

Said the Sparrow to the Robin:
"Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me."

However, despite the sparrow's words to the robin, we do have a Father who cares for us. We can read the words of Luke 12: 22 - 31 (New King James) which says

Then He said to His disciples, "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the over, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?"

"And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you needs these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you."

Every time I see a robin, I am reminded of my grandmother. She was a woman who loved the Lord. She never seemed rushed or in a hurry. She marveled at the technology we had and wondered with such technology how could anyone not believe in God. Our Heavenly Father is always there for us and will provide for us. We just need to slow down and allow our Father to provide for our needs. Are you in a rush today? Let your Lord and Savior take care of you.


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