Visual Verses #10
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33-34
Looking into the new year, we can all come up with a lot of plans, goals, and dreams. Mixed in with those seemingly positive contemplations, we each also have our share of fears, but Jesus reminds us that the future is not ours to know. Neither our good or bad projections onto the future have any bearing on what happens to us, but we are able, with God’s help, to control our response.
This photo presents a landscape that is foreign to most viewers in an atmosphere that disguises many of its features. There is always “unknown” in the anticipation of dawn, but I feel an increase in that quality in this scene (as I did in the moment it was recorded). Still, light is what lays in store for this frozen and barren landscape, the same sunlight that illuminates all places on Earth.
Think about what we know is coming in 2012. God’s loving goodness to us is as sure as the sunrise. In the midst of what we don’t know, we are promised that God will establish His kingdom and that he will give us His righteousness. None of us need anxiously ask the question, “Will God help me grow to be more like Him this year?” or “Can God use me to make an spiritual impact on those around me?” It’s a done deal! What a relief when we realize that what is most important is guaranteed.