Consider the Lilies
“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?” - Luke 12:27-28
Have you ever paused for a moment to take an interest in flowers? Have you noticed how delicate and beautiful they are? Have you seen the beauty, texture and magnificent variety of colours? Jesus draws attention to the lilies arrayed in their beauty and to the grass of the field reminding us that Solomon, the King, with all his riches and glory did not have clothes that equaled the natural beauty of the lilies of the field.
God enjoys beautiful things. He delights in all the wonderful mountains, waterfalls, forests, and awesome vistas of the Arctic regions the grandeur of oceans and rivers, the space and isolations of the desert. These are all His handiwork.
In this scripture the emphasis is on clothing and the comparison with King Solomon. We know that Solomon, in his day, was the richest person in the world and he could afford the best of everything.
Jesus also points out that flowers and grass soon lose their beauty and fade and die away, but are soon replaced by new flowers and new grass. This natural provision to clothe the earth with beauty is something that pleases God. But how much will He clothe His followers.
God has already clothed us with His righteousness through the sacrifice of Christ and if you are a child of God and you represent Him here on earth you need to look the part.
You are an ambassador of heaven. You are a representative of His favour and His blessing. Jesus wore a robe that was so beautiful, and well-made that the soldiers refused to tear it after he died and decided to gamble for it. Jesus reminds us not to worry about clothing, for God can provide this just as He can provide for every other need that you have.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for every provision of Your love. Help me not to fret or worry about clothing because I know you will take care of me.