Consider how the wild flowers grow.
They do not labor or spin.
Yet I tell you, not even Solomon, in all his splendor, was dressed like one of these.
Last evening, while a good percentage of Canadians tuned in to the NHL game, this Canadian decided upon a different road.
I was basking in the glory of God as I cast my eyes upon his creation from the seat of my eighteen speed Norco bicycle.
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So, as the Canadian population watched hockey, or at least a solid portion of it, I watched the scenery from my Nordic.
And it was beautiful to behold. Within a one block radius from our home, I came across dog-tooth violets, bloodroots, jack-in-the-pulpits and scads of trilliums my favourite.
As my eyes cast its lingering view across the setting sun as far as I could see; there was beauty, stark beauty.
So I did as Luke twelve verse twenty-seven instructs. I considered how the wild flowers grow.
The Message version of the Bible reads like this: “Walk into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They don’t fuss with their appearance- but have you ever seen color or design quite like it…”
Sometimes simplifying things in life can bring great joy!
For me, a simple bike ride around the block brings me close to the God who skillfully designed all of creation!
It’s excellent exercise, and it’s natural therapy to draw near to God through his creation.
I am thankful to live in the country, where mostly life is peaceful, and there is so much beauty that lies before the naked eye, for those who have eyes to see and take the time to view it.
Since I was a child, I have loved to comb the countryside, the hills, and the dales, and the wildwoods, catching glimpses of the “Master Artists” handiwork.
There are illustrations in nature meant for our good.
God says in the Bible in Luke 12:27, listed above, to “consider how the wildflowers grow.”
Wildflowers do not toil, spin, fret, or worry and yet, and yet… God takes care of them!
If you wish to read more on worry, please read Matthew 6:25-34. There is wisdom there for those who struggle in this area.
There is so much wise counsel in God’s Word. We can live our lives by this compass, this map, this instructional book, and we will never need to worry again.
In the meantime, I intend on taking time in the early mornings, and evenings to bask in God’s creation, and consider the wild flowers, reminding myself not to fret, not to toil, not to spin, but to rest in the Great God of the Universe.
Can you spend time too out in the fields with God?
He’s got you.
He’s got me.
He’s got the whole wide world in His hands.
Consider how the wildflowers grow, and cast your care on God.