New Living Translation (NLT)
28 “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, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 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?
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Quick to sprout from soil so poor,
Prolific little buds,
Paint the fields with color
Like some radiant, golden flood,
They thrill the eyes and nostrils,
Fragrant droplets of spring sunshine,
They get burned into our memories
And imprinted on our minds,
Such a simple, little flower,
They suddenly appear before our eyes,
And thrill us with their beauty
Before they quickly die,
Such is life, let’s face the fact,
We all will meet a sure demise,
So let’s ponder their creator
And the hands that laid the skies,
If so much beauty lies within
The blossoming of some weeds,
Would not the one who formed them
Be all we ever need?
©2018 by William Pierce
You are the “Be All” / “End All”. With You there is life abundant, but without You…there is nothing. Help us all to be what You would have us be and blossom wherever You plant us.