Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lilies, and the man who couldn't wear them.


"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 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, O you of little faith!
            Solomon, the wisest, richest man who ever lived. The man who made having silver as common as having a handful of stones; the man who could have had anything his heart desired, and have it the way he desired it. Yet Jesus said a simple flower, cared for by His Father, made what Solomon was wearing look like it came from a Calcutta thrift store.
            But to think Jesus was just talking about duds would do a disservice to what Jesus knew of His Father.
            He was preaching to the people in the spring of the year, on a hill, and He was surrounded by the beauty of what He had made so long ago. He marveled at the way His Father cared for it. Then He looked out over the crowd who came to hear him preach and said, “See how my Father cares for these, you won’t see these tomorrow; He loves you more than these, and your life will never end, so stop worrying and live in His everlasting love and care.

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