March 13, 2021: Remember
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink. ... Look 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? (Matt. 6:25–27, NIV).
In spring of 1976, we stood in front of our home, and nothing was left but ashes. We were able to save the orange Ford Pinto wagon and my dad’s wallet that contained the only money we had. My parents seemed calm, but I am sure they were worried about the future.
Through God’s providence, the five of us ended up in Eatonville, Wash. Day after day, God took care of us with food, jobs and necessities. As a young teen, I remember thinking how dedicated my parents were to prayer, and the answered prayers solidified for me that our God cares.
During the pandemic, like everyone else, I had questions: Will my mom, who lives in a nursing facility, be OK? Will I still have a job? How long will this crisis last? But, once again, the Lord brought to mind Matthew 6:25–34 and the assurance that I don’t have to worry. If He cares for the birds and the flowers, how much more does He care for you and me, who have far greater value?
In these uncertain times, we need to remember how God has led us in the past and be reassured that He will lead us now and in the future.
God, even if we can’t see the end from the beginning, may we trust You to see us through. Amen.
Lori Farr is the pastor of the Miamisburg church in Ohio.
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