I am supposed to lead a Bible study with the girls on my hall every Tuesday night.
But last Tuesday was the pits. It was the kind of day that makes you cry on the phone and throw your shoes against the wall as hard as you can multiple times (and cause some paint to fall on your bed). Needless to say, I was not in the proper spiritual state to point anyone towards righteous living.
As I prayed about what to do, I decided to let Jesus speak that night. I sure didn’t have anything beneficial to say, and Jesus never has anything useless to say. Rather than give my intended lesson, I read the following passage from the Sermon on the Mount to illustrate the meaning of Heather’s name: flower.
I hope Jesus’ words calm your heart like they calm mine.
So I tell you, don’t worry about the food or drink you need to live, or about the clothes you need for your body. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes. Look at the birds in the air. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. And you know that you are worth much more than the birds. You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.
And why do you worry about clothes? Look at how the flowers in the field grow. They don’t work or make clothes for themselves. But I tell you that even Solomon with his riches was not dressed as beautifully as one of these flowers. God clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today but tomorrow is thrown into the fire. So you can be even more sure that God will clothe you. Don’t have so little faith! Don’t worry and say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ The people who don’t know God keep trying to get these things, and your Father in heaven knows you need them. Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well. So don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own.