Saturday, October 20, 2018

Consider the Lilies

Do you ever wake up with a song on your heart?   I do often and sometimes it is a song that I haven’t heard in years.  Recently, I woke up with a song playing over and over in my mind that I had learned as a child.  A dear friend and her family had a singing group and they often invited me to sing with them.  One of their favorite songs was “Consider the Lilies” by Roger Hoffman:
Consider the lilies, they don’t toil nor spin
And there’s not a king with more splendor than them.
Consider the sparrows, they don’t plant nor sow,
But they’re fed by the Master who watches them grow.

We have a Heavenly Father above
With eyes so full of mercy
And a heart full of love.
He really cares when
Your head is bowed low.
Consider the lilies and then you will know.
What a message in that song!   Our Heavenly Father is not only in control of the whole universe but He personally cares for us.  He really cares if we hurt! Satan would love us to believe that God isn’t personal and that His love is conditional.  However, God’s love IS personal and He is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalms 34:18)  No matter what you are walking through today, be reminded that you have a Heavenly Father that loves and cares for you!  Your story is not over.  Be still and know that He is God and loves you personally.