|Tiny white flowers in our grass|
In Chapter 10, Jesus is instructing His disciples concerning the persecution they will face in the future. He tells them not to fear because God is watching over them. He uses this illustration in verses 29-31: "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs on your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows." Each time I read this verse, I am amazed. The sparrow is a tiny bird and yet, God knows when it falls to the ground. He even knows the number of hairs on our head. Therefore, why would He not care about all the issues of life that concern us both big and little? If He is Sovereign (and I know He is), then there is nothing out of His control, His view, or His ability to act.
Another passage which encourages us to take all things to our heavenly Father is found in Chapter 7:25-34. In this portion of Scripture, Jesus tells us plainly not to worry about what we shall eat, drink or what we should wear. Then, He tells us why: "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?" (vs. 26) God manages all His creation and is the source and provider for all. So why do we get in such a panic mode over things in our lives? Then, Jesus ends this passage by saying in verse 34: "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." We borrow so much trouble by worrying about the future. "What if this" or "What if that" when none of it may happen. Instead, we are to rely on God for all our needs.
|Tiny lizard on our driveway|
As I was enjoying the outside today, I found the tiniest little white flowers in the grass. The bees were getting the nectar from these little flowers. Then, when I walked across the driveway, I saw a small lizard maybe 3 inches at most. I couldn't help but get a picture of these two small things for both were God's handiwork. He cares about even these small things. Therefore, do not shrink back from talking with Him about all that concerns you. He is able to do far more than we are able to think or accomplish, and He will NEVER leave nor forsake us. On Him, we can depend. Selah!