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Life’s Too Short To Worry

A very nervous airline passenger began pacing the terminal when bad weather delayed his flight. During his walk, he came across a life insurance machine. It offered $100,000 in the event of an untimely death aboard his flight. The policy was just three dollars.

He looked out the window at the threatening clouds and thought of his family at home. For that price, it was foolish not to buy, so he took out the coverage. He then looked for a place to eat. Airports now carry a good variety of eateries, so he settled on his favourite: Chinese.

It was a relaxing meal until he opened his fortune cookie. It read, “Your recent investment will pay big dividends.”

It’s amazing how we worry about things we can’t control. We can get particularly fixated on the little things in our everyday life. It’s easy to lose the big picture and trust that God is in control.

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? (Matthew 6:25-27)

Jesus said that to worry was to miss the point of life. Life is about so much more than the material things of food and clothing. If we simply focus on those things, we are missing out. The point of life is to develop our relationship with God through Jesus; to trust where he is taking us. When we come to realize that in Christ we have all the security we need, then we can relax and enjoy the abundant life he brings.

Our time here is too short to spend all of it worrying. Turn those things over to God and enjoy your day.

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