Worry Not

I love songbirds. Finches and mockingbirds serenade our neighborhood with delightful melodies. (I try to ignore the annoying squawks of grackles!) As I listen to their different refrains, I note that birds seem to go about their day without a care in the world. While watchful, they don’t appear worried.

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA-NC

Another love is flowers. All colors and varieties, even cactus blossoms in the spring! While most blooms are delicate and temporary, they are stunning in their unique hue, shape, and texture.

As I gaze in wonder at God’s creation, I am again reminded that He is the creator and caregiver, keeper and provider, not just of birds and flowers but of us, His favorites, those made in His image.

In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, He pointed out, “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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Matthew 6:26-27).

Next, Jesus added, “See how the lilies of the field grow … If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry” (Matthew 6:28b, 30-31a).

As God’s precious children, may we remember our Father created us, loves us, and cares for us. We do not need to worry about tomorrow. He has provided for today.

About Arrow

Hi and welcome! My pen name is Arrow. The word “arrow” intrigues me because it has two meanings that describe my passions. One, it is an instrument used intentionally to reach a target, and two, it shows the way. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, my goals are to live for Him, lead others to Him, and glorify the Heavenly Father. I pray that the stories, poems, song lyrics, and devotional thoughts I share on this website will always be inspired by the Holy Spirit and aligned with the truths found in God’s Word. My hope is that the words may penetrate your heart and point the way to a closer relationship with the Savior. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Experiencing what God has in store is bound to be exciting! May you be blessed! ~ Arrow
This entry was posted in Christian Living, Devotions, Encouragement, Wednesday Whisper and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Worry Not

  1. Hello, thank you so much for properly crediting my photo! I am glad it was useful to you for your post. 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s