by Struthers Cumbernauld

'Look at the birds of the air.....see how the lilies of the field grow'  Matthew 6: 26,28

Do you ever feel that you rush through life, missing out on the tranquil moments?  Jesus in his early years must have spent a lot of time looking at the birds and considering the lilies.  He was brought up in a small country town called Nazareth which is surrounded by hills.  In Spring, everything looks indescribably fresh; the fields are covered with a blanket of flowers.  Our Saviour spent 30 years of His life there preparing Himself for His public ministry.     

Take time to ponder the simple things of life. The leaves turning golden colours in the Autumn; the birds gathering to migrate to warmer climates; the glorious sunsets and the peace of early morning. 

Draw inner strength from these things as Jesus did.