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Worry Worry Worry

It’s easy to worry, isn’t it? We worry about lots of things. Should we start a list? In this week’s gospel reading Jesus urges not to worry, but rather to seek the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:19-34).

Last night in our Thursday Bible Study we were going through Revelation chapter six. The four horsemen of the apocalypse are described. Each one represents a threat. Each one represents what people of the 1st Century and the 21st Century tend to worry about. The four horsemen represent four threats: War; Violence and Unrest in our Communities; Economic Insecurity; and Death itself.

We worry about these same threats today. Protecting our Borders; Crime in our Communities; Economic Insecurity is very real for lots of people; and we all will face Death one day. People in our day worry about the same things as those throughout history. The book of Revelation speaks to us just as much as it did to the people of the 1st Century.

Yet the good news is that worry and threat do not have the last say. In Jesus, we can give over our worries to him. He tells us in Matthew 6 that just as the birds of the air and flowers of the field are cared for by God, so too are we. My guess is that neither birds nor flowers suffer from ulcers caused by worry.

And the good news gets even better. The gospels and the book of Revelation describe for us the One who defeats the power of evil and puts an end even to the threat of death. In the gospels and in Revelation we meet Jesus the Victor. He wins victory for us over sin and death and gives us life now and forever.

I invite you today to take some time and talk to God about all of your current worries. Ask God to give you assurance that no matter what, He is with you. And that no matter what, Jesus ultimately wins the battle.

Read through Matthew 6 and discover some of the greatest teachings ever, coming straight from the greatest teacher ever, Jesus, our Savior and Lord.

See you in worship!

Pastor Tim