I LOVE spring. It is my favorite season of the year.
There is evidence of new life all around us!
The daffodils are blooming, the tulips are coming up and I have seen several flowering trees whose blossoms are starting to explode into color.
Jesus refers to the beauty of wild flowers in Matthew 6: 28-30
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?”
These verses remind me of God’s great love and care for me.
I may be facing some very difficult situations right now, yet these verses say that God cares about ME.
Do I trust Him?
Do I believe God cares?
My worrying shows that I lack faith in trusting God to meet my needs.
This also means the needs of my children. God wants to met their needs as well.
It is so difficult as a parent NOT to worry about our children. We KNOW there are bad things out there that can happen to our children. We have even seen bad things happen to friends and family members who love and follow God.
Trusting God does NOT mean that nothing bad will happen to those I love.
It does mean that God will be with me whatever I face and whatever happens. It also means that God will use those situations for my good and to further His purposes.
Jesus said these wildflowers should remind me of God’s faithfulness.
Each time we see a new flower bloom this spring, may we be reminded of our faithful, loving Heavenly Father and the new life He brings.