Consider The Flowers

“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!”  Luke 12:27-28

I took this picture while walking through the streets of Xenacoj, Guatemala.  As I walked, I passed homes built by cinder blocks and many homes built with cornstalks.  Interacting with the people of Xenacoj as I made this journey gave me the opportunity to see this verse fleshed out.  Most working people in the town make one or two dollars a day.  They spend hours working in the fields or sewing clothing for companies like Hollister.  They live on very little, and they have very little.  What they have – they use, and what they use – they need.

Being home for a month (as of tomorrow), I’m back into the swing of things.  I have my job to attend to and bills that need to be paid.  It’s easy to fall back into the rat race of working hard, trying to prioritize finances, and wanting more.  I need this verse today – just as much as the people of Xenacoj.  Oh me of little faith!

What are you worrying about today?  Have you stopped to realize that God cares for you?

Today, I’m hooking up with The Sunday Community.  Hop on over here to see what I’m talking about.