Life is more than food ...
And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?
When I consider everything that life is all about I realize how little control that I have. Yes, I have great influence over what I eat or the clothes I put on my body but I have little control over the weather. For sure I can respond to those greater things. I can sometimes stay inside when the weather is bad but often I have to brave an inclement atmosphere to be at work on time. The point is that, in the big things in life, I have very little control.
To this Jesus speaks - It is like he is talking directly to the person who has a life threatening health condition and saying "don't worry". This is a hard message for some to hear because worry is the strange way that they seem to feel in control of things that are not meant to be controlled. Really, life is not meant to be controlled at all. We are not robots programmed by a heavenly genius. We are made in God's image and we are meant to trust Him and live worry free.
I surrender my worries to you today Lord and confess my trust in you.