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St. Luke 12: 22 – 34

July 28, 2022

22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?

27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

One of the hardest things for adults to do is trust. It is, sadly, part of the maturation process to learn we can’t trust everybody – not everyone loves us or wants the best for us. It’s a tough but valuable lesson we learn over time.

That being so, it’s what can often cause us to stumble on our path with Jesus. We know we can trust Him – He’s proven Himself to be the One on which we can whole-heartedly trust and yet … don’t we tend to trust ourselves first? We don’t like ‘testing the water’ and leaving everything in God’s hands. We like to think we are the captain of our own ships and sail wherever we decide we want to go and yet, we don’t watch out for rocks in shallow water or we use a boat too small for the lake or ocean we traverse.

We’d be a whole lot smarter if we’d turn over the navigation of our lives to the One for Whom past, present, and future are all the same thing. Best to get out of your little dinghy.