(A poem for all generations)
“Most of the situations that entangle your mind are not today’s concerns; you have borrowed them from tomorrow.” __ Sarah Young
Preserve me, oh God: for in thee do I put my trust. (Psalms 16:1)
Look To The Birds
Look to the birds, the fowls of the air.
No needs have they, no wants nor care.
Unlike the farmers, that sow and reap,
No gardens to till, and yet they eat.
Our Father in Heaven, hears their call.
He knows their need and feeds them all.
Look to the lilies, their glory behold.
Their beauty surpasses, Solomon’s gold.
The grass of the field, God blankets with green.
It’s here for today, tomorrow unseen.
Surely, Our Lord, who cares for these,
Loves us much more than birds in the trees.
“So take no thought,” Jesus did say,
“What will I eat, or wear this day?”
Your Heavenly Father, your needs doth know
So look to the birds, and the lilies that grow.
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? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you…? Therefore take no thought, saying What shall we eat? Or, what shall we drink? Or where-withal shall we be clothed? For your heavenly Father knoweth ye have need of all these things. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. (Matthew 6:26-34)