Greetings, my friends. I have been thinking of you today, but I’ve just had time to sit down and write. We are on vacation this week, and my wi-fi access has been a little spotty. This is a little early for a vacation, but traveling in April has its compensations:
In addition to walking on the beach, we paid a visit to the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo – one of our favorite places in the world. I thought you might like to see some of the things I’ve been meditating on today.
“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly father feeds them. . .
Are you not of more value than they? . . . And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field . . .
They neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. . . .
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive . . .
And tomorrow is thrown into the oven . . .
Will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” (see Mt. 6:25-33).
Of all the things I don’t want God to say to me, “O you of little faith” is pretty close to the top, though there have been plenty of times that I’ve deserved to hear it. Yet the arrival of Spring is itself a testimony to the faithfulness of God. “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease” Gen 8:22 (ESV).
Let’s give thanks today that the God who faithfully tends the earth as a garden does not fail to remember and care for His children.