This is a great reminder: “the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.” (1 Cor 12:22).
You may have noticed one or two posts about a flood in the news recently. Floods are one of Creation’s many awesome testaments to God’s might and wrath!
Like us when we're facing “storms,” in our lives, the disciples probably weren't remembering the presence of Jesus in their midst. Instead, they were overwhelmed with anxiety.
While passing through Athens, the Apostle Paul spent some time sharing insight about the One True God with a local group of well-educated philosophers. Modern Christians can learn from Paul’s example.
We know from Scripture that all of the most beautiful things were created by God (John 1:3) and that they praise Him jubilantly (Psalm 96:11-12). --- is it any wonder that Flowers always strive to point their petals at the warmth of the sun? Oh that we worked so hard to point our hearts at the Son!
This picture, painted by Rose (age 6), helps me to imagine the Lilies in Christ's example as they "clothe the grass." He selected something common, but attractive, to illustrate God's goodness to those who seek him.
When a Christian's standard of morality is firmly-planted in the life-giving Word of our Creator, he is rightly grounded in the immutable nature of God. Not only is God an eternally consistent foundation, but He promises His adopted children that they will bear good fruit in Him.