WCW – Word Crush Wednesday
Matthew 6:27-34 The Message Translation
27-29 “Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.
30-33 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
While putting in a little sweat today at the park, I glanced over and noticed one of the neighbors carrying a bag of bread and walking over to a company of ducks. I assumed this is routine for her seeing the ducks saw her coming, and without fear, were making their way to her. Midway over her phone rang. She turned back to go in her home.
Thinking the ducks were going to continue running towards her concerned that may be their meal for tonight, I whipped out my phone and immediately got set to capture the chase. Astonishingly, they noticed me, stopped and began to perform for me. I got so caught up in the moment I forgot to hit record.
Close to a minute passed prior to me realizing they were charming me for food. Not having anything to give in return for the alluring performance, I felt a tad selfish. I backed away from them hoping they’d understand I had nothing to give. They turned back and went on grazing.
Walking away, I was so worried they’d have nothing to eat. It never dawned on me that ducks don’t depend on humans for food. We’re just a convenience. I chuckled. Humbled….