Sharing Our Faith Together

If Only…

by Stuart Malkin 25 May 2020

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Father God there is so much in the world we do not understand that we can see and marvel at, Father we certainly pray for the things we cannot see in the creation we are a part of.

There are so many who are struggling in this part of the world that confuses us.

Help us with the peace that can only be yours.


Someone said (please forgive if misquoted) “A picture is worth a thousand words”

These words are so full of truth, however as Ann and I look up the garden it is so easy to use the gift of sight however there is something else that you cannot ignore in the picture that of the sparrows singing their heads off, they are part of the fullness.

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Matthew 6:25-31 and verse 34

“This is why I tell you not to be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. After all, isn’t life worth more than food? And isn’t the body worth more than clothes? Look at the birds: they do not sow seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns: yet your Father In heaven takes care of them! Aren’t you worth much more than birds? Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it? And why worry about clothes? Look how the wild flowers grow: the do not work or make clothes for themselves. But I tell you that not even King Solomon with all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers. It is God who clothes the wild grass, grass that is here today and gone tomorrow, burnt up in the oven. Won’t he be all the more sure to clothe you? How little faith you have! So do not start worrying: where will my food come from or my drink? Or my clothes?

Do not worry about tomorrow: it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.”

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​We started with “I am not skilled”, and how true that is in many respects. However, Jesus talks about anxiety and let’s face it, the world is full of things that are beyaond man’s understanding. Christ puts the subject to his listeners how important this is the the whole scheme of things but “do not worry about tomorrow, it will have enough troubles of its own”.

When you look around the world pre-pandemic, the subject of no food, drink and clothing should have been on all our minds, but was it?

Now those last thirteen words are certainly so true and hopefully post-pandemic may give us all a clearer focus of neighbours near and far.

If only we are open to listen to our Saviour!