Faithfully, every summer, the lilies make their stellar appearance along the roadside, in the fields, and in my yard. I look forward to the arrival of the colorful orange blooms. Their bright hues make even the most overcast days appear sunny and warm.
In scripture, God uses the lilies as a reference when instructing us not to worry.
Matthew 6: 25-34
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
What are you worried about today? Seek God above all things. Have faith. The God who cares so wonderfully for the wildflowers also cares about you. Praise his name!