I am anxious today. No it’s not because its No Pants Day. It’s not the fear that my reoccurring dream will come true. I mean when its no pants day it’s OK to end up in the office in your underwear!
No, I am anxious, and stressed, and I am not sure really why. It’s funny how life will to that do you. Sometimes like today, the worries of life, the pressure of work, the amount of things that have to “get down” are choking me. I am so anxious and I can’t really even tell you why.
And so I turn back to the pages of the Sermon of the Mount in Matthew, where I have found myself drawn this week. Right there in chapter 6 it screams this at you: ( I don’t think Jesus actually screamed this, but I bet it was emphatic).
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 important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look 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? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Yep, this anxiety, it has no value. It’s a trap. I still find it amazing what reading these words can do to change you viewpoint on the day. So that’s it, for today. Look at the birds, don’t worry and seek him first, and enjoy no pants day, after all it will be over 90 today.
33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.