IMG-20150107-WA0004IMG-20150107-WA0000Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For there is more to life than food, and more to the body than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by worrying can add an hour to his life? 26 So if you cannot do such a very little thing as this, why do you worry about the rest? 27 Consider how the flowers grow; they do not work or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! 28 And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, how much more will he clothe you, you people of little faith! 29 So do not be overly concerned about what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not worry about such things. 30 For all the nations of the world pursue these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, pursue his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”
Luke 12:22-31
It is a long passage, lol, but it pinpoints my needs. This morning I woke up to this loud screeching sound in our backyard. The sound could be compared to the wails of man, only I knew it was a bird; or so I thought. The sound kept on for quite a while until I got tired of hearing it and asked dad what animal produced that sound. He told me it was a squirrel up in the orange tree looking for food. “Most likely it must have found food, so it is alerting other squirrels of the presence of food where it is,” dad explained. I was shocked. The squirrels I see around the house looked really small and outside their cleverness, incapable of creating such a loud ruckus. But there we have it, when we threw a stone to the tree, a squirrel ran out into another tree (still shrieking). Daddy explained how they follow the fence of our house to other fenced houses with trees in search of food and water and how they live in dead palm fronds during harsh harmattan weather like we have now. I was quite amazed and impressed.
From the little description, God dropped into mind the message of the bible where we were admonished to be anxious for nothing because God cares for us. I mean, he directs squirrels and other animals to get food. He also provides them with shelter. And if He does all these for animals and even plants, why would we humans be worried about what to eat or wear or where to sleep? I didnt really understand the point to the passage, until I remembered my prayers last night to God were I was fretting over my future.
So, it is with great gladness I write this piece telling everyone who might be worried about something today, that we serve a God that hears us, knows our heart desires and is working on our behalf. Therefore do not worry.
Good tidings.


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