Jesus asked, “Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?”
What did he mean by that? Let me offer one interpretation.
I think that Jesus was saying that since God was wise enough and kind enough to devise your life that has been ticking away all these years, you should give him credit for being wise enough and kind enough to supply it with food.
And, I think he was saying that since God was wise enough and kind enough to wonderfully fit together the trillion ticking cells which make up your body, you should give him credit for being wise enough and kind enough to cloth it with something from Wal-Mart.
If you give yourself over to fruitless worrying you become like an eight-year-old girl who starts sobbing over the prospect of being with nothing to eat and nothing to wear.
Her carrying on that way is so insulting to her parents who had always fully provided for her.
We need to take ordinary care in providing for being fed, clothed, and housed in the years to come. We need to watch our dollars, but above all we need to live by what is printed on them: “In God We Trust.”