Do not worry about what you will wear

10/14/2011 17:41

Do Not Worry

     “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifeb?

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 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."

     Once again, God has shown me that He is taking care of my boy while he is still in Ukraine and we're all the way over here on the other side of the world. On Saturday, "Luke" asked if he should buy a winter coat. He wanted to know if he was still going to be in Ukraine during the winter. We told him he should go ahead and do that since it will be cold soon. We told him we would send money for a coat and he said he didn't want us to do that. He only wanted to know if he should get one. He gets money from the government every month to buy food and wanted to use that for a coat. We sure didn't want him to do that, so we decided we were going to make sure he didn't have to spend his own money. We've been constantly praying for his needs to be met and for him to be safe and taken care of.

      I email the friend who was trying to get Luke into the House of Hope to see if there was still money left that I sent.  Before I heard back from him, I ,out of the blue, got a Facebook chat message from the pastor who looks out for our future son. It was after midnight in Ukraine so I was surprised to hear from him. He said he's been talking with Luke a lot and he's doing well. He also said that an American friend gave him 20 bags of clothes for his ministery.This pastor ministers to orphans, teens on the streets, and also the older people around him. Because of God's provision, this pastor was able to provide Luke with everything he needs for the winter. Luke will not have to use his money (or anyone's money) to buy a coat or winter clothes. God's promises are real. We don't have to worry about what to wear. He really does care and He really does hear our prayers.

     There's a special place in God's heart for the fatherless. May God bless those men and their families who are caring for my sweet boy and other orphans. James 1:27 "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."