What a beautiful picture painted here. A Father longing to provide for His children. I wonder if Jesus recalled this in His mind as He spoke this...
Look at the birds of the sky:
They don’t sow or reap or
gather into barns,
yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Aren’t you worth more than they?
And yet we strive, just as the Israelites did long ago. People have not really changed. For though God offers to supply all our needs, He recognized the desire for their own way.
But My people did not listen to Me;
Israel did not obey Me.
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts
to follow their own plans.
If only My people would listen to Me
and Israel would follow My ways,
I would quickly subdue their enemies
and turn My hand against their foes.
How much better if we would listen to the words of Jesus, living at peace, realizing life is about more than having our own way.
Don’t worry about your life,
what you will eat or what you will drink;
or about your body, what you will wear.
Isn’t life more than food and
the body more than clothing?
Let us stop grasping with our hands, soften our stubborn hearts and open wide our mouths. For Our God longs to be for us an Almighty Fulfilling Father.
from my heart...
I write as an overflow... an expression of my true love for God and with a deep desire to encourage others in their day to day lives. For we can only find peace, joy, and satisfaction when we yield to the One who yielded His life for us.