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Foundations For Our Future #117

Foundations for Our Future (117) 

by: The Rev. Dr. Jon Shuler

Natures Beauty

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they neither toil nor spin.” (Matthew 6:28,29)

I love the way God’s revealed Word brings wondrous things to our attention. In the midst of this most central of all sermons (Matthew 5-7), while teaching men and women to not be anxious, Jesus tells us of God’s delight in the beauty of nature. And in particular of the glory of the wild flowers of the field. Compared to the extraordinary splendor of King Solomon and the trappings of his reign, the lilies of the field out do him! Doesn’t that make you smile?

Our Lord is continuing to unfold before his disciples, that includes all of us who call ourselves Christians, that they are precious in the sight of God. There will always be demands and deadlines that intrude on our lives, but none of them are to become so insistent that they make us forget our value in the sight of God. We are of inestimable worth to God, and it is not dependent on what we accomplish.

Dare we believe it?