A Season to Bloom
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… (Luke 12:27-28 NIV).
It’s spring—that magical time of the year when the earth awakens from its winter rest. One day as I was driving to breakfast, I became immersed in God’s spring canvas of yellow and white and pink and green. The sky was blue; the birds were singing; all was right in God’s world. As I drove along with a song in my heart, I was so captivated by the beauty of it all. Suddenly, I was several blocks beyond my destination, lost in God’s magnificent springtime.
The trees and bushes and flowers that fascinated me did nothing whatsoever within their own power to attain their beauty. It’s spring, and in the spring trees and bushes naturally are beautiful as they spring forth with new life. During the long, cold winter months, I’ve never heard a tree fret about its Easter outfit. It just happens. How unlike nature we are, and how much we can learn from it. Here we are, the most sophisticated and intelligent of God’s creation, and yet we are the ones who worry and fret the most about whether and when He is going to take care of our needs.
Jesus understood this: 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…how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.…Your Father knows that you need them (Luke 12:27-30 NIV). We labor and we spin and we fret and we worry. His injunction continues, Seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well (Luke 12:31 NIV). As winter dissolves into spring, I need this reminder. God is in charge of the entire cosmic universe—including you and your situation. Just as the trees and fresh flowers bloom in the spring, so will God’s provisions for us.
Have faith and allow God’s provisions to bloom in your life!