Are you afraid ? Do you feel small vulnerable , fragile ? Can’t you see the way ahead that leads you on in this entangled world ? Do you feel that you are in the clutches of the scary tomorrow filled with real dangers and are you overwhelmed by the panic that is like the flood breaking through every impediment?
Cling onto the cross and raise it high , on which did the Redeemer of the world hung ! Be not afraid , Christ died for you as well and is risen! ! Our Redeemer is telling , consoling , encouraging you:
“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 than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?i28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. 30 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—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.l 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. “ Matthew 6, 25 -34
Let’s pray for each other clinging onto the Word of God and Christ’s blood soaked cross , so that our world can overcome the many different crisis , that can be solved if we unite humbly, wisely !
With love ,
translated by dr k.e.