I was driving to work this morning, minding my own business, not worrying about anything; actually I was zoned out in autopilot drinking my Cinnamon Dulce Latte with soy, no whip. I saw some cows on the side of the road and thought “they have it easy, no cares or worries, their master provides everything”. I saw them walking around carefree, not anxious about their lives or what tomorrow might bring.
Then God reminded me about Matthew 6:25-34, and like the cows we should “not be anxious about tomorrow”, when you give everything to Christ, there is freedom & peace to live knowing He’s got it. We often only refer to verse 33 “Seek ye first the kingdom…“, but the whole chapter is awesome. Christ is asking us to have faith in Him, to let go and give everything to God; if we trust in Him, He will keep us in everything.
A friend of mine jokingly reminded me that “But what the cow doesn’t know is that any day they could be sold, put on the truck, and slaughtered. I don’t think they would be so blissful if they possessed that little tid bit of info!” I laughed and thought back to Abraham who completely put his faith and trust in God, even when he didn’t understand the method and that it meant he would have to sacrifice his only son.
In our walk with Christ, this is what He is always trying to teach us trust, faith and letting go so that He can be God. We often get caught up worrying about our sacrifice, unwilling to let go, but even the cow who is slaughtered provides food, clothing, tools and more. When God’s got it, even through sacrifice there is life, there is peace, there is love, there is joy and there is hope. God gave His only begotten Son so that we might have life, so relax, give God the keys, stop worrying, God’s Got It.
If you haven’t read it:
25 “Therefore I tell you,do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.