Thought for the Day – 24th June

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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?

Matthew 6 : 30

Grass is something which can be taken for granted. We look at it, walk past it, but it isn’t something we give too much thought to in our daily lives. We don’t worry about if the grass is always well taken care of or looked after. We walk on it, sit on it, play on it, and go on with our days. Yet, the grass matters to God, because God created it. God created this beautiful green thing which covers land and serves a purpose.

If grass is that important to God, we matter greatly to God as well. We are not here today and thrown into the fire the next day. We are brought into this world to serve God, to be God’s hands and feet. If God took time to create and care for the grass, then we need to trust that God will look after us and provide for us. We are not left to fend for ourselves, but we are given provisions to nourish us.

We have dealt with scarcity of supplies with COVID-19, and have worried about having enough toilet roll or bread. We spend so much time worrying that we have what we need instead of trusting and taking what is given us. We don’t need to stockpile supplies. We are reminded here just how much we matter to God.

Prayer: Caring God, we give you thanks that you supply what we need. We give you thanks that you care for us, and supply our need. Help us to trust in you, and the promise that you have made to provide for us. Help us to remember that promise instead of worrying about if we are important enough. You remind us that we matter to you and that you will continue to provide for us. Amen.

Action: Practise trusting in God rather than operating out of scarcity.