Biyernes, Hunyo 1, 2012

Our Tomorrows

June 2,2012

While we wouldn't want to argue with Jesus, we may sometimes wonder if His words about worry are realistic. After all, shouldn't we be concerned about tomorrow? Suppose we get laid off from work? Get sick? Isn't fear that we won't have bread and threads and shelter one of the strongest fears we have?

No words in any language can produce more anxiety than the question, "What if?" As we mutter them, we begin to imagine one bad possibilities together. We don't think about the fact that our needs have always been met in the past and that we have enough for today. There is always that uneasy dread that tomorrow our well may run dry.

While it is certainly wise to plan for the future, the imagined thirst of tomorrow, even though our well is full today, is one thirst that is unquenchable. Jesus taught that worrying about the future is futile. We shouldn't be traumatized by what might happen or by what might be required of us. The imaginary need of tomorrow is one need that God cannot meet. 

If God has given us food and drink enough for today, why not let Him worry about our tomorrows?

Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.  Luke 12:22

Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about it's own things.  Matthew 6:34

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