Do not worry
“Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!’” Luke 12:22-24
I love this verse so much because it really humbles us to think about how much we focus on earthly things. We’ve sadly made them our idols. We’ve run to those things instead of God who is RIGHT HERE with us, telling us not to worry. We are called to honor him first over all things, and also to honor our bodies as temples for the Holy Spirit. He rests in YOU. “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Luke 12:22-24 also says that since God provides for even the ravens, how much more will he provide for you? I love this too because it expresses the reality and rawness of his love for us. During the winter season, having just passed the winter solstice, and even in this time of icy weather, he still provides food for the birds and warm havens for the deer. Just think of how much more our Lord and Savior will provide for every human being on earth! How much more he will provide for us even in our toughest times.
“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you?” Luke 12:27-28
The fact that God cares for you in every way and detail, is so so amazing. His love for you is unimaginable and beautiful, yet is tangible too because He is right here with us always The wild flowers grow freely, so is His love that is given to us freely.