Daily Archives: April 21, 2010

Luke 12:22-24

Then Jesus said to his disciples:  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.  Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.  Consider the ravens:  They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.  And how much more valuable you are than birds!”  NIV

I am so thankful that Luke wrote this down.  Matthew recorded it, too, but, I think it is significant that more than one disciple thought to write out this advice.  I, for one, can stand to hear it more than once.

When I looked at these verses in The Message translation this morning, I was surprised by what I found there in verse 24, “Look at the ravens, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, carefree  in the care of God.” MSG

Where I live, one’s job description is pretty important.  Everyone, it seems, defines themselves by what they get paid to do.  And yet, God sees me as more than my job description, I am His child and I am valuable to Him.  I will trust in Him and praise Him, and He will ensure that I am cared for.

I don’t need to worry — it isn’t in my job description.

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