A Poem of Lack

Imagine a son, who’s Father  was the best to be had.
Who had to go day by day and explain his needs to his Dad.

I have not eaten today, I am hungry!
Nor do I have shoes to wear in the cold.
I also need a place to sleep if I may be so bold.

What is wrong with this lad that he has to beg for life?
Doesn’t he believe that his Father will keep him from strife?

Well I have eaten, but only a little past my fill,
And it is true that these old shoes protect my feet.
But wouldn’t a bigger house my make life complete?

The Good Book talks about ravens that neither sow nor reap,
And about children who a perfect Father promises to keep.

You know I have never really been hungry,
And my feet have always been covered.
And over my sleeping head a roof has always hovered.

So go to the perfect Father not with your hat in your hand,
But go to the Father asking how you can help Him harvest the land.


 



 

How many times are we guilty of worrying about the bills, or  wondering why we can’t have what other people have?

Hear the word of the Lord:

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!  And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

(Luke 12:22-33 ESV)

Heavenly Father, thank you for this day. Thank you for the reminder that you know and meet my needs. Father, forgive me for not trusting in your provision and love. Father, help me put aside the cares and worries of this perishing world and help me focus on your will and your desires. I offer praise to you. In Jesus name. Amen.

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