Monday, March 12, 2007

Consider the Lillies

My weekend was packed full of fun events! Saturday's tournament was fun! My boy's didn't bring home a trophy but I don't think they always have to win for a parent to have fun. Sometimes just working together and doing things as a family is as important as winning. Don't get me wrong, I love to win as much as the next guy. This is how the boy's did; This tournament was very hard, there were many great wrestler's competing. Jimmy went 2-2, Bo went 2-2, Jon went 0-2, Josh went 1-2. I worked one of the tables with my husband and my son's friend. My daughter and her friend worked a different table; A.J. worked even a different table. B.C. and Jess sold U of M shirts/sweatshirts. We all went out to eat afterwards.

Sunday, I led worship at my church! I had lifeline last night, I was a bit busy all day cooking and cleaning. I made roast, carrots, and potatoes for dinner, for desert I made sugar, choc. Chip and macadamia nut cookies. The Rains brought bread with a zucchini dip (Yummy) Faye brought a Marshmallow salad (Fabulous) and The Fouts brought a Chicken Casserole (Delicious) we played "Imagine If" after we were finished eating. The time went by so fast, before I knew it the night was over. I had a great evening!

Today is my housecleaning/laundry day. The house got cleaned yesterday so I just have to pick up and do laundry. A very easy morning for me, this afternoon I will be off to my Motor route. It is suppose to be a beautiful day here. I love doing the route this time of year. Tonight, Bo has wrestling practice, daddy normally takes him to this but I'm going to see how my husband is feeling. He was pretty sick this weekend with a bad cold. If I can get my papers on time I might be able to make it home in time to take him myself.

I have already gotten Jimmy and Jon fed and off to school, I have to get Bo up, fed and ready for school. I'd better run!

I am thankful for God's provision for my family. He is so very good to us.

Jesus said: "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?" (Matthew 6:28b-30, KJV),

"Consider the lilies of the field,
how they grow, how they grow."

"Consider the birds in the sky,
How they fly, how they fly.

He clothes the lilies of the field.
He feeds the birds in the sky.
And he will feed those who trust him,
And guide them with His eye."

"Consider the sheep of his fold,
How they follow where he leads.
Though the path may wind across the mountains,
He knows the meadows where they feed."

"He clothes the lilies of the field.
He feeds the birds in the sky,
And he will feed those who trust him,
And guide them with his eye."

"Consider the sweet, tender children
Who must suffer on this earth..."

The pains of all of them he carried
From the day of his birth.
He clothes the lilies of the field,
He feeds the lambs in His fold,
And he will heal those who trust him,
And make their hearts as gold."

This is the way of the Master. He tells us plainly that he has given us weakness to bring us to Him. When we come unto Him, He teaches, counsels, and heals us, replacing evil with good, pouring Himself into us, a spiritual transfusion where His light replaces our darkness. The light He has put into us works its way through everything we know and feel and draws us to yet greater light.

One day, if we continue, we will be like Him, for His light will have chased every trace of darkness from us, and will have drawn into us all the light He has. I can't wait for that day I'm talking about, when I'm in heaven with my heavenly Father above.


Linda said...

This is a beautiful post Lori. I love to be reminded of how much God cares for us.
Looks like the boys had an exciting time. I used to love to watch the wrestling team when we were in hight school. My best friend's boyfried was on the team, and we'd go and cheer him on.

lori said...


Thank you!I have to admit wrestling isn't my favorite sport to watch. I am getting better at being able to watch it without wanting to run to every child that comes off the mat crying.