Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tomorrow Will Worry About Itself

I snapped this photo this morning on my way to work. Don't worry...I was at a red light. This whole mountainside was covered in a curtain of beautiful, little icicles, like one gigantic chandelier. As I sat there, I thought how pretty it was but yearned for spring and warmer days. They're just around the corner, you know. And before we know it, it will be oppressively hot and these icicles will be a distant, melted memory.

This thought path led to one of my favorite pieces of Scripture. Matthew 6:25-34:

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?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 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—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Yes, it was a long light. What can I say? I can tell you this:  each day has enough trouble that you don't need to skip ahead and worry about tomorrow. Cross that bridge when you get to it, friend.