I had an enlightening conversation about a passage of scripture with a student in my office today. This has never happened before, especially since I teach at a secular state university. Since I was spiritually water boarded, funny, this has been happening more and more. People get wind of the pastor path I’m pursuing and suddenly they want me to pray for them (what?) or listen to them (freaky!) or advise them on problems (as if!).
Let’s just say it’s been a cray cray couple of weeks.
Today I offered to share my thoughts on Matthew 6 with a new group on campus called Young Life.
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Do Not Worry – Matthew 6
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 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[e]?
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. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Text courtesy of Bible Gateway @ https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+6
Here’s my take as a pastor-in-training, but mostly as a mom and wife and educated human being who’s made a lot of mistakes and has managed to come out the other end pretty dang happy.