Words from the Heart for Tuesday May 11th, 2021
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Matthew 6:34 (NLT)
One Day at a Time
In Yellowknife, the longest day of the year is celebrated with Raven Mad Daze. At the event, roads get closed to traffic as thousands party in the streets, golf all night and stay up late with the sun. Raven Mad Daze/Summer Solstice is celebrated annually and visitors enjoy the activities such as Inuit and Dene singers, drummers, and dancers and Inuit throat singers. Displays of arts and crafts, music and song writing, workshops and a children’s stage are also center of attraction for visitors.
Those of us who have been working from home over the past pandemic year understand Zoom burnout. It’s what happens when we spend our entire day going from one online meeting to the next. We have learned to build in time between meetings to get up and stretch, walk around, grab a snack or drink and take a bio break. We’ve learned to focus on the meeting we are in. This is a good lesson to learn. Listen to what Jesus says in Matthew 6:34: “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray for our daily bread. The point is that He will supply all we need for what we are facing right now. Too often we are overwhelmed by “what might happen tomorrow.” Faith means trusting that Jesus, who is already in tomorrow, has tomorrow well in hand. He provides “our daily bread” for what we are facing right now. He will provide all we need for what is ahead as well, once we get there. So don’t worry about tomorrow. Jesus has it well in hand.
These have been words from the heart.