Take No Thought!

17 Sep

Take No Thought!

dogwood berries

Dogwood Berries!

Psalms 138:8 (KJV) The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

I experienced such a beautiful morning in Georgia!   It was a typical refreshing fall morning in Georgia with low humidity and 69 degrees but I felt that someone needed to experience it with me!

A sweet breeze was gently blowing to cause my wind chimes to softly ring. If I closed my eyes and just listened I let my imagination follow the sounds. I felt as though I could have been standing on some of the hilly peaks of Ireland or Scotland because of the chimes relaxing Celtic like sounds. I always say that I live in a jungle as I am surrounded by many trees, especially dogwoods.  When I let my eyes span over my front yard , I couldn’t help but  notice that the dogwood leaves had already turned colors of rusty oranges, golds and reds and were loaded with bright red berries!   As I continued to sat ever so quietly on my front porch, I had become so inspired. I simply didn’t want to move, but remained still and watched and listened.  I watched as a ruby necked hummingbird and a hornet spar many rounds over the hummingbird feeders that I have hanging on my porch.  The other birds were exceptionally loud this morning!  They sounded as though they were singing in unison at times! The Cardinals, Wrens and Chick a Dees especially flew into the branches of the trees that were close to a bird feeder filled with sunflower seeds. Perhaps they anticipated what they were going to partake of!  In the distance I could hear a woodpecker obviously on a mission as the constant pounding sound of his beak and his loud holler rung out from a distance.  I also noticed a couple of very hefty squirrels eating on the dogwood berries and acorns from the massive big oak tree at the edge of our drive. A smile came across my lips as I continued to watch and saw a little chipmunk scurry quickly under a pile of chopped wood. The chipmunk’s little jaws were so full that it seemed as though it should have been too top-heavy to even walk not alone run!

Matthew 6:25-34 (KJV) Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

When I simply observed the behavior of the smallest of God’s creatures, on this glorious day that He let me enjoy, I just settled back into the sweetest level of His peace! I mused at how He provided for and took such wonderful care of His creation! I hope that as you have read my attempt at describing such a glorious start to my day, that somehow you were encouraged with the same comfort and peace that I have.  If the God of all Creation would talk such care of the few little creatures that I witnessed this morning, how much more will he take good care of you and me?

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