Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 18, 2008
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 18, 2008
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho
Press, here is a selection from our book of daily
devotions, "Living as the Beloved: One Day at a
Time," by the Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. We hope you will be blessed.
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Jesus said, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious
about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall
drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on.
Is not life more than food, and the body more than
clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither
sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your
heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more
value than they? And which of you by being anxious
can add one cubit to his span of life?"
Trust God to provide for your needs. God will take
care of you. Look at the birds, as Jesus suggests.
God feeds them, yet we are more valuable than they
are. And will worry add even a minute to our lives?
Of course not. But I am sometimes a slow learner.
I fear that perhaps God will forget or overlook my
needs. Fear is the belief that all will not work
Recently my housemate and I put a bird feeder in our
yard. It took a few days for the birds to find it,
but now we have a yard full of happy birds. The
birds bring us great pleasure and I delight in
watching them. I marvel at their beauty and variety.
Their presence reminds me daily that God will feed
them. These birds are valuable to God. And I am
worth far more than our happy birds. They do not
seem to worry and they live one day at a time.
The birds remind me to "keep looking up," as my
Grandmother would say. God will provide. God
God, this life is a constant classroom and I am
a slow learner. Teach me again and again. Help
me trust you, celebrate my worth, and worry less
Grace and peace,
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