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As Promised Matthew 6:25-33

“But strive first for the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you as well.”

Matthew 6:33


The season of Thanksgiving is an interesting time to be sure; our focus is on our tables and who may, or may not, be with us this year. Plans are made to prepare the prefect meal. Looming in the background is Christmas and all that goes along with preparing for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. There are many who enter this time with worry. What will we prepare? Will we have enough food? Will we have any food at all? Will there be presents under the tree? Will we regain our health to enjoy the upcoming days? So many questions, so much worry. If we are not careful, we will worry ourselves to the point of missing out on the presence of God, which ought to be our primary focus. When the pace of life quickens, we often times cannot slow down long enough even to give thanks to God for the bounty we have received. Jesus offers an alternative; slow down and refocus on what God has done and what God is doing in your life. Maybe our focus should always be on why we celebrate and why we give thanks to God in the first place. No matter whether we feel rich or poor, we have treasure that is invaluable and eternal. In the midst of life, wherever the journey may be leading we have the promise of Jesus to “be with us even to the end of the age.”(Matthew 28:20) Pretty simple really; unfortunately worry often times obscures the reality of the grace and presence of God and makes our lives far more complex than what God has intended for us. We will drive ourselves crazy if we worry about our lives; the pressure will mount if our focus is on the celebration rather than what is celebrated. So here is a simple prescription for worry; “strive first for the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Strive first to know God through our Risen Savior Jesus Christ and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free from the worries we create that can make life miserable. Thank Jesus every moment and regain the focus of your life, which should always be primarily on God, who not only provides in this life, but also in the life to come. Thank you Jesus.

Pastor Tom

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