Sunday, May 18, 2008

Getting The Big Picture

Going through a pile of memoirs, I found this thought-provoking poem and decided I would share it with you. It is based on Scripture and being in poetic form, it brings home the truth of God’s provision and our need not to be worried or anxious in a delightful and non-theological way.

—Elizabeth Chaney - (Circa 1859)

Said the Robin to the Sparrow
“I would really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so.”

Said the Sparrow to the Robin
“Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me.”

The Scriptures teach that God has not abandoned us, but loves us and cares for us, and we are of more value than many sparrows (Matt.10:31). His thoughts for us are always good and He has already provided good and perfect gifts for us. Patiently, He awaits our recognition of Him and following through on His precepts so that we might receive the fullness of His gifts.

When we consider God’s goodness and His promises, how could we not be obedient to ask, seek and knock at His heavenly storehouse for all He has already provided?

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: God cares and has already provided good and perfect gifts for us.

Ask about the workbook: “Breaking Through the Barriers” by Dr. Hernandez. This book can be a helpful resource to you in overcoming fear, guilt, instability, worry and anxiety, and much more. It is available at: A Different Booklist, 746 Bathurst St., Toronto, as well as at New Vision Ministry (416) 744-9745.

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