When you get dressed of a morning, you never know when you tie on your sneakers, who will take them off your feet. Sounds grizzly, but it’s is true. Not long ago on a beautiful morning there was a man who was driving past our church and for whatever reason, he lost control of his car and struck a telephone utility box at the corner of the parking lot and was killed. He had on tennis shoes with no socks, plaid shorts, and a T-shirt. I’m sure that when he got dressed that morning he didn’t plan on what to wear to have a fatal car crash. I thought of that tonight because today something very sad happened on our street. There is a couple that has lived on the corner of Nickajack and Port Patrick Lane for years. I have watched them work in their yard and walk their dogs, a really mismatched pair they are too with one being a very petite and fancy white dog of a breed I can’t name and the other a great big boxer! This lady died the same week that my dad had his glorious day which will be 19 weeks this coming Wednesday, and her husband has been very lonely taking care of their beautiful home and the dogs all alone, as they had no children and no other relatives. Today my sister and brother-in-law walked up to the house because the dogs had been barking continuously for so long and then got a call from the man’s work that he had not shown up for his job this morning. When they went to his door they saw that it was not locked so instead of walking on in they called the police to come and check it out. When the police went in they saw that he was lying dead at the foot of his stairs. He had been dead for more than two days. It’s one thing to go to a hospital sick and know that you are going but to just drop dead in your own home alone seemed very sad to me. Am I trying to make you afraid? Not at all, I am only saying that there are things that are not in our control so why do we worry so much about those things when we could, by casting our care on Him; enjoy our life a little more? Matthew 6:35-34 “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds. “Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.” If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, and do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. KJV says: “…sufficient unto the day is the evil there-of”, no need to worry ahead of time, just prepare for any case and know that your life and future are in the hand of God. Psalm 91, “Spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you—under them you’re perfectly safe;” See? There is no reason to be afraid because “Big Daddy” better known to some as God is always there to take care of us when we need Him most! Peace!
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Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in! View all posts by harolene