Hey person, last week you told me one of Jesus’ stories about the man who stored up all his stuff for himself.
Well, it didn’t go so good for him so I decided I’d get rid of some of my stuff.
So if you’ll give me all my treats I’ll eat them and that will be the end of that.
Then I’ll get rid of all my toys. The ones I’ve chewed up, that is.
What do you mean, you’ve already gotten rid of the chewed up ones? How am I supposed to get rid of my stuff if you’ve already done it for me?
Okay, I’ll listen to the next story. But I hope it doesn’t say I have to get rid of even more stuff. I still have some toys that I haven’t chewed up yet.
Jesus was talking to His disciples and He said, “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.”
Whew! I don’t worry about clothes. But about that eating stuff, I sure hope you remember to feed me on time person.
Yes, I’m listening.
Jesus said, “Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.”
What is Jesus talking about? Food is everything!
I am too listening.
Jesus continued, “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
I sure hope I’m more valuable than those pesky ravens. They steal eggs from the little bird’s nests.
Jesus said, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”
If I don’t worry will that make my life longer? Just make sure you feed me on time, person.
Okay, I’ll listen.
Then Jesus said, “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, 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, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith!
What’s all this business about clothes? King Solomon can keep all his fancy clothes. Just feed me on time.
“And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink,” said Jesus. “Do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek His kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”
So if I seek God’s kingdom I’ll get food and treats and everything? Maybe some new toys too?
October 6, 2013 at 11:32 am
Everything your heart desires Bongo and you -as an exception- can get them anytime!! 🙂
October 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm
Marina, I’m seeking God right now. Treats on the way! Woo woo!
October 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm
It can take some time though. Maybe for now you can trust in your person. 🙂
October 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm
Stanze, I guess I’ve got to figure out how to get my person to give me more treats and toys. Maybe if I could just reach the top of the refrigerator. There’s some of both up there.
October 7, 2013 at 3:17 am
You could ask Santa for stilts. ^^
October 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm
October 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm
Be nice to Scratchy and maybe he will knock the treats and toys off the refrigerator for you. He may have some value you haven’t considered.
October 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm
Patricia, I think you might be right. Hey Scratchy, come over here. I need you to jump up on the refrigerator. You can do it, I know you can.
October 7, 2013 at 6:40 am
Oh! I’ve just stopped to worry about my meals! I hope God helps me having what I want! *drools*
October 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm
Kevin, my person says I would get so fat I couldn’t move if I was allowed to eat all I want. But it sure would be fun getting there. Food is best.