The Father’s Perspective
September 8, 2011 § 1 Comment
With this (temporary) new nanny position, I’ve been learning a lot about the care taking of children in a way I haven’t before. I have been nannying triplet two-year old girls one day a week until we depart for Africa. It may sound like craziness (and it is at times) but I love these girls and we have so much fun together every week. Last week, we played outside with chalk, blew bubbles, and took a walk in the woods. The girls loved finding little “balls” (leftover air soft bullets from the big kids in the area). After naps, we ventured over to the park. I knew the girls would need drinks, snacks, and the potty (they are toilet training) so I packed those like a good nanny should. The amazing this is, the girls didn’t even know they would need the potty, snacks, or drinks. They live in the moment and think in terms of themselves. I was struck that this is very much how God our Father sees us. We get so consumed with our lives, our wants, our desires. We find ourselves in situations where we “need” something and yet God has already prepared things for us. We don’t have to be anxious or worried because He is taking care of us.
Matthew 6:25-34 NASB
” 25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32“For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. “