February 13, 2019
All creatures look to you
to give them food in due time.
Just about my least favorite thing about raising children is anything having to do with new drivers. I don't want them to be hurt, and just as deeply, I don't want them to hurt others. Of course, the new driver in question invariably dismisses my fretting, confident as young people tend to be. I was articulating my anxiety one day to a kid getting ready to set out, and in response to his impatience, I said, "Well, I'm just concerned."
He responded, "Mom, just because you're concerned doesn't mean you have to worry."
And that certainly gave me something to consider the rest of the day--not only in relation to his driving, but, of course, in terms of the bigger picture. Concern is one thing, worry another. What's the difference, and which is more attuned to a trusting heart?
Loving God, I trust in your care and give you all my concerns. Transform my worries into trust.
- Amy Welborn
Genesis 2:4-9, 15-17|Psalm 104:1-2, 27-30|Mark 7:14-23