As you close our the week imagine that you are sitting in front of Jesus as he shares this with you. Pay attention to how you are feeling as you read the passage.
What sensations do you feel in your body?
What are you thinking about? What resonates with you?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Here Jesus gives us an image of God the father as Provider. Jehovah Jireh is one of the many names given to God which means “my provider.” God provides what we truly need as we seek his ways (the Kingdom).
- Take a moment to give thanks for his provision this week? Be specific.
- “You of little faith”
Where do I struggle with the promises of provision in this passage?
- Do I need to renew my faith and trust in God’s promises
Take time to pray and then close with the Suscipe Prayer of St Ignatius of Loyola:
You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me.