Hello, My Name is ... God | Matthew 6:31-32
Matthew 6:31-32 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.
Our God is not a force somewhere out there…he is our heavenly Father and he knows exactly what we need. It gets better…he is capable to provide everything we need. And it gets even better! He desires to give us all that we need.
Those who live without God run after all the stuff the world has to offer. In our culture with full refrigerators and closets, we are not that concerned about the basics. We like to run after the “WOW!” stuff. Have you noticed the iPhone frenzy? On the day it came out, people in New York City were paying $800-1000 just for a place in the front of the line that led into the Apple Store. I contrast that scenario with a trip I took to the Marhare slums in Nairobi, Kenya. No one was lining up for new smart phones there.
But whether in Mathare or Manhattan, the need is still the same. Every man, regardless of skin color or social status, has a hole in his heart that only God can fill. Our Father knows what we need for our temporal existence and we need not worry, he will supply those things. But more importantly, our Father knows what we need for eternity, and he supplied that by sending his Son to die on the cross for our sins. The Father knows that Jesus is the One we really need.
Father, thank you for the promise of providing all we need. And thank you that those provisions don’t stop with food, water, and clothing. You provide for our eternity through your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank you for providing us the gift of eternity through Jesus. In his name we pray, Amen.