Don't Worry It's Spring!

Wow, I almost missed it! With everything going on I almost forgot that Thursday, March 19 was the first day of Spring!  The grass is starting to turn green. Some flowers are starting to poke through the ground. The earth is waking up from a long winter’s sleep! As I walked outside today I heard a robin sing. I even saw a pair of ducks looking for a place to build their nest. It’s finally springtime! As I listened to the birds sing, I had a thought. They are ignorant to the upheaval that the coronavirus has caused! The birds are NOT worrying about COVID 19? In a sense they are being more “faithful” than many of us!

The birds reminded me of Jesus’ calling us NOT to worry in His Sermon on the Mount. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:25-27)

You may have a lot that you are worrying about, family health, job loss, the economy…, but one thing that you do NOT have to worry about is God’s love for you! God promised that He will “never leave you or forsake you!”  Yes, we need to be wise and stay healthy. We need to practice “Social distancing” as we “shelter in place”, but we can also trust in Jesus’ love!  We can share that love with others too. Reach out to your neighbors.  Call someone who you know may be lonely. Be gentle with others as you may be out shopping.

I invite you to worship with your Good Shepherd family online. Check out our Good Shepherd Facebook Page, Website or YouTube channel.  Pray for our nation and those affected by coronavirus.  I invite you to get into God’s Word, Matthew chapter six may be a good place to start!

We’re going to get through this together as we follow the Good Shepherd Jesus! Look for Jesus as you step outside.  The birds are not worrying. You don’t have to worry either!

Trusting in Jesus,

Pastor Maske

Posted March 26, 2020

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