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Here Today, Tomorrow in the Oven

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“Yet I tell you Solomon in all his splendor was not arrayed like one of these”

I was about town the other day and chanced to stop by the rose garden here in town, and decided to pull in and look around for a few minutes before the roses die in the summer heat. The varieties were stunning: Orange, yellow, purple, bright red, dark red, and other hues in between.

And my mind went to Jesus’ words of reassurance: “Consider the lilies of the field, how they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you Solomon in all his splendor was not arrayed like one of these. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?”

I’ve been trying to bank on this promise lately, what with being in the midst of a big job search. I often wish my heart responded with more confidence and peace, for if Jesus’ promise is true, there’s not much that could be more comforting than His words here. But I’ve been in this place before, and Jesus has indeed not failed me. Rather, He has generously given me far more than I need or deserve.

So consider, consider, consider. If the flowers are so beautifully bloomed in God’s good providence, will He not much more take care of us?

-D

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Written by Michael Duenes

June 13, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Posted in Duenes, Russell

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