A Blessing (Matthew 6:25-37)

Our lives and our problems will continue to unfold in this beautiful progression we call time.   In the gospel of Matthew these words of Jesus are retold and written as prose.  I’ve taken the liberty to turn them into a more poetic format.  

May the words of Jesus offer you comfort today.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, 
what you will eat or what you will drink,
or about your body, what you will wear. 
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Look at the birds of the air; 
they neither sow nor reap
nor gather into barns, 
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.

Are you not of more value than they?

And can any of you by worrying 
add a single hour to your span of life?
And why do you worry about clothing? 
Consider the lilies of the field, 
how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 
yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory 
was not clothed like one of these.

But if God so clothes the grass of the field, 
which is alive today and 
tomorrow is thrown into the oven, 
will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?

Therefore do not worry, saying, 
‘What will we eat?’ or 
‘What will we drink?’ or 
‘What will we wear?’ 
For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; 
and indeed
your heavenly Father knows that 
you need all these things. 

But strive first for the kingdom of God and 
his righteousness, 
and all these things will be given to you as well.

So do not worry about tomorrow, 
for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. 
Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

Amen and Amen

Published by Gwen Lantz

Stay-at-home-Jill-of-all-trades I am hoping to create connections with people and the world around me, while being creatively engaged in what is happening right in front of my nose!

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