Sunday, December 14, 2008

Scenic Sunday



Beautiful Lilies, this reminds me of the economy today and what Jesus said about "worries" in times of crisis. My husband and I were talking last night about how bad the economy today is. Many big stores were shut down, and people lost their jobs, being laid off, salaries decreased etc. Thinking about the economy today frightens everybody. Who is affected the most by the failing economy? I think those people who have a high cost of living, those people whose faith and trust is in their pocket/job are most affected. I looked at my husband and said that we're not affected. We are still spending the same amount on groceries, things like clothing and toys for the boys and traveling. We try not to use credit cards. As my husband says, they are a "recipe for disaster." I asked my husband if we should be worried, and he said no. Jesus said in Matthew 6:25-34 "DEFINITELY NO! 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 the barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. And you know that you are worth much more than the birds. You can not add any time to your life by worrying about it. And why do you worry about clothes? look at how the lilies in the field grow. They don't worry about clothes for themselves. But I tell you that even Solomon with his riches was not dressed as beautifully as one of these flowers. God clothe 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 cloth you. Don't have so little faith! Don't worry and say "What will we eat or 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. The thing you should want most is God's kingdom and doing what God wants. Then all these other things you need will be given to you. So don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
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10 comments:

Aisha said...

This is really nice, Tess! Yeah, my husband and I talk about how God has been providing for us still despite the economy. :) I'm glad we have a loving God to turn to.
Welcome to Scenic Sunday. :) I'm really glad you could join us! That's a really beautiful shot of the lilies!

the_yothers said...

thanks Aisha, the Lord really provides.

People with Cameras said...

Oh...beautiful.

I've never seen a water lily in real life, so it's just a joy to see them here in such a gorgeous photo.

litlit said...

Wow! This is beatiful...tes...:-)

Anne said...

Hello, I came across your blog today. What a nice post you wrote to remind everyone to have more faith God.

simply divina said...

Ate,I'm impress sister. Very nice! Mark and I are watching television and it's all about the economy. But you are right, God is there for us and we will focus on what we have now and be thankful to God for our lives.have a blessed Sunday,thanks for sharing your kids to us. We love to have them in the house.Love you,muahhhh!

Natural Moments said...

Just like the beauty from the lilies, this is a time in history where we should focus on all that is beautiful and uplifting instead of that which is crumbling.

the_yothers said...

Thanks Anne, Vine, Lit and Aisha for your comments, they truly encouraging to me. Hope guys that you will keep on writing and share your thoughts, days and experience with me and everybody!

Norm said...

great capture! I love lilies, so beautiful...

Ladynred said...

Very nice lilies.
Yes, a lot of people lost their job and that's too bad. It takes a lot of courage to keep our faith in God esp. with what's going on!
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