Spring is my favorite season of the year. So if I were to choose my 2017 Favorites it would be some of the photos I took in the spring this year.
Flowers have something in them that never fails to take my breath away. Their beauty is beyond compare. The Bible even describes their incomparable beauty in Matthew 6:28-29:
“Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.”
And as I’ve mentioned before, they always remind me of one of my favorite passages in the Bible where God spoke of His care and love for us. Matthew 6:25-34 also serves as a constant reminder of why we shouldn’t worry too much about tomorrow or the future.
25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by being worried can add a singlehour to his life? 28 And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31 Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
I think it is just timely to be reminded of this passage now that we are about to enter a new year – the year 2018. Needless to say, we don’t know what lies ahead of us, what 2018 will look like, what 2018 will feel like; but there’s one thing we can be certain of – God’s unchanging love. And this Christmas season itself reminds us of His GREAT LOVE for us. John 3:16 says:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
May we all be reminded of the true reason why we celebrate this season.