Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lilies and Clothes

      A couple different times in the past couple weeks I've been at our local clothing exchange called "Care and Share" looking for clothes for my puppets. As one looks through the racks and racks of clothing one realizes you don't have to spend a fortune on clothes that look really nice. Most items at the store are only 50 cents. I've shopped there for myself on several different occasions and in fact the suit I wore when I got married came from such a place and only cost me about 2 bucks.

      Think about these words of Jesus - "For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? "Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? "And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? "And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. "But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! "Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?' "For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. - Matthew 6:25-33 (NAS)

      God has promised to see to it that we are clothed and he has provided a very inexpensive way for us to look nice.

      Dear Lord, Thank you
  • For the various clothing exchanges
  • For the nice clothes found there

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