… but the words I wrote there keep coming back at me.
Never thought about this passage before with these words substituted, as a “concerned” mom sending her son with autism to college in Aug:
“And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for Dan. Why do you have so little faith? So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will he eat? What will he drink? What will he wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all Dan’s needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give Dan everything he needs. So don’t worry about August, for August will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Jesus, in Matthew 6:30-34
We are now on the “other side” of high school graduation by just a few days, and I got through the ceremony without a meltdown! Our speaker (Peter Overby of NPR fame) said, “Be in the moment,” and I wanted to listen, tune in and absorb every speech. I wanted to enjoy the music and being surrounded by friends and family, instead of being preoccupied by my own emotions.
The personalization of the above scripture helped center me and distance me from my worries. I could savor the event, the milestone, the awe of his accomplishment, without a hint of angst. I’m keeping this one close to my heart. God knows I need it.
(Beacon College-bound) Danz proud mom, Peggy