|Epiphany Lutheran Church||
1 Kings 17:8-16
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Consider the birds of the air. They don’t engage in the vocations that put food on our tables, farming, transportation, grocery stores, markets, etc. Yet God provides for them. God provides because God is able. And He provides for us too because He is able. He provides for us through the sun and rain He sends, as well as through the jobs of all those souls whose work goes into your food getting to your table. In today's Gospel Our Lord is not telling you to be like a bird. To simply be a hunter-gatherer, or to trust Him in such a way that you don’t use your head to do work you are given to do, so that you don’t play your part. What He is saying is: don’t worry. Can you add any more time to your life by worrying? No. Does worrying actually give you anything other than a headache and a way to stay up all night without the aid of coffee? Worrying merely makes you miserable.
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