Sunday, February 27, 2011

Daffodil Days

This time of year we are blessed with the annual appearance of the late winter seasonal flower, the daffodil. Ours are looking better than they did last year at this time. Although today's forecast calls for temperatures in the 70's, I won't forget the ice on the daffodils we had last year.

When I took these pictures and set up this blog post on Saturday, I was hoping to cut out early on Sunday and get away without having to type in anything about the Sunday service.

As it turned out, the Gospel reading for Sunday was Matthew 6:24-34
which includes these words of our Lord:
"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?"

Just another little Godincidence.

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvellous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.
O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time on and for evermore.
-Psalm 131
Song of Quiet Trust
A Song of Ascents. Of David.


  1. We're still waiting for the daffodils which don't show up here until usually the Ides of March.
    As for your text for the day, those verses are among the hardest for Christians to apply in their lives, especially for those of us with Depression Era, work hard, save for a rainy day, Protestant parents. I know, when I try to convince my wife that "God will provide," she accuses me of failing to acknowledge reality. The fact that He has provided in a timely fashion for all our needs, seems to be forgotten quickly, as we wish to store up for some future contingency.

    Something else I have to answer for, I'm sure.



  2. ToilNotSpin11:47 PM

    Sometimes a beautiful photo of daffodils combined with appropriate scripture IS a complete sermon.

    Thank you, UP. You have made my Sunday.

  3. Thanks TNS, I agree.


    To further the point, on yesterday's p.m. news, the wise people were informing the nation that the average 401K plan holds about $150,000 while the experts advise 4 x that amount for retirement.

    The experts keep adjusting the numbers upwards in total disregard of our Lord's downward adjustment.

    Which expert should we listen to?