October 1, 2017
Do Not Be Afraid
None of us are spared the cares of this life – we have to find work, a place to stay, food to eat, clothes to wear, a car to drive. Parents have an even longer list – school fees and everything else that our children need. It can all be very stressful! In fact, it’s hard to imagine life without the constant anxiety of how we will keep up with all our financial responsibilities (to say nothing of the nicer things in life that we’re still dreaming about acquiring!). And yet, in today’s passage, Jesus very clearly instructs us not to worry about anything – not our lives, what we’ll eat or what we will wear i.e. the most basic things! But how can that possibly be? There is something we need to understand and believe before we can consistently live the worry-free life that God wants for us.