"Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear."
We are victorious in Christ Jesus our Lord! We are more than Conquerors through Him! We need not worry because we serve the Almighty God and He cares for us! He is our strength, our shield, our rock, our protector and He is our salvation......So then, why do we worry? Let's take a page from "the legend of the Lilly" that I found in my reading;
"The lily has long been associated with Easter. A legend has circulated for centuries connecting the lily and the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed to the Heavenly Father while sweating drops of blood on the night that he was betrayed. According to the myth, Jesus' disciples found white lilies blooming all over the Garden of Gethsemane on Easter Day in every place that Jesus had walked, prayed, sat, or wept the night before his crucifixion. Wherever a drop of Jesus' sweat touched the ground, a white lily rejoiced in his victory. Today in the Christian church, centuries later, the white lily is still used to celebrate the joyous Easter event and signify purity, life, and renewal. Still today the trumpet shape of the white lily heralds the triumphant victory of Jesus' resurrection."
We are just a few weeks shy of celebrating Easter. The white lily also reminds us of the Lord's watch, care and provision for our lives as Christians. In Matthew 6:28 (KJV) Jesus says to his worry-prone disciples,
"And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin."
We tend to doubt the promised provision of "
the God who clothes the lilies,
" don't we? In the end, though, as Jesus tells his anxious disciples, it is a trust problem.
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus' disciples looked toward the future worrying about the very necessities of life-food and clothing (
Read Mt 6:25-34
). Jesus showed those who were his disciples then, and now, that worrying is a symptom of a bigger, more serious problem-a lack of trust in God.
This Easter season let us remember "the legend of the lily" and be moved to trust in our God of provision and new life more than ever. For, God who raised Jesus from the dead is our God, our strength, our shield, our rock, our protector. He is the God of life. He provided for our reconciliation, redemption, and salvation by sending his Son to become sin on our behalf. Jesus Christ is risen, He defeated death and hell and we are in Him then we victorious. Thank You Jesus.
So, let's press on FCN Family, like the lily, as a sign of our holy God, who is the giver of life and renewal. Let's go into this Easter season to celebrate and live in the victory of our God who provides and sustains life through our words, thoughts, actions and deeds.
You were bought with a price and have been raised to new life in Christ. This is your identity. You need not be anxious about anything!