Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year

2010, I face this year feeling a bit apprehensive thinking about what I might face this year. What will the future hold for me? Jesus on the Sermon on the Mount told us not to worry. It's easy to say but much harder to practice. I don't really worry about the past because it is gone and I can't do anything about the past. A few regrets maybe, but I can't change the past, but I do worry about the future.

Jesus said don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own. With this disease there are so many questions about the future and what ifs.

When we lived in the woods, we had a bird feeder to feed the birds. I recall sitting there in the dining room watching the birds come and go. I often thought about what Jesus said about the birds, "look at the birds of the air, they don't sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't we more valuable than they? Who can add a single hour to his life by worrying?" God knows each bird, cares for each bird, and knows when each bird dies. If God does that for the birds, won't he take care of us?

Jesus said to seek his kingdom and his righteousness, and he will take care of all the little details of life. So when I see a bird, I know that he takes care of that bird and he will take care of me.

Lord help me not to worry but trust you with my life, Amen


Chad said...

Dad, well written. Thanks for your encouraging words. Growing up and especially over the last few years, you have demonstrated and revealed to me what true faith looks like. I appreciate that. I'm proud of you and love you very much!


Emy said...

Honey, you are an amazing husband, father and man of God. We will do whatever we can to make this a great year for you. Love Ya

oh joy! said...

It's one thing to think about living a life of faith and another thing entirely to actually live it. You make me think really hard about this life of faith and what it actually requires of us. It is through God that we have faith at all and it is by His power alone that we can walk it out. He really is our all in all. Past, present, future...ALL. Love you George. We don't know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future.

Becky said...

Gordie, you are an inspiration!