Daffodils

The children and I went to a lovely little park near our house called Highdown Gardens yesterday afternoon and we saw some daffodils there. It has been too cold so everything is growing a bit slow this spring, but still it was lovely! The kids ran around and had lots of fun while I was photographing. I love taking pictures of the kids and of the flowers.

As I was walking around looking at the beautiful daffodils I remembered a passage from Matthew 6:25-33

25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God  above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

I am very greatful for the little reminders through the day of God’s promises and faithfulness! We should not worry about things such as food and clothing. Verse 26 tells us about the birds and how God provides for them and then how much more value we have to HIM than the birds. Verse 28 talks about “lilies of the field”, but all flowers are beuatiful and God looks after them. Then verse 30 tells us that God will provide clothing for us as well. In fact these verses all tell us that God will care for all our needs – not our wants.  All we have to do is put Him first in our lives. What an amazing promise!

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