Jesus said, “Don’t worry about tomorrow”.
Jesus, describing himself in the Sermon on on the Mount, focused on the “now”, the present, that ever moving thin and fleeting line, by considering...beauty...the flowers of the field, that he created, and the birds that fly above us, that he thought up and designed and made out of nothing.
Worry is obsessing over past events which are merely embellished memories. Worry is stressing over future events which are only inaccurate anticipations. Jesus said, be totally conscious in the sufficiently challenging beautiful now.
When we look back on our lives, we will all regret, to some extent, how we wasted the beautiful now on worthless activities, but I think we will more regret the ugly things that consumed our minds in the now.
Camille Saint-Saëns, a French composer of the Romantic Era said, "The artist who does not feel completely satisfied by elegant lines, by harmonious colors, and by a beautiful succession of chords does not understand the art of music.” In the same way, when we are satisfied by the now...we begin to understand the art of being a Nothing But Jesus person.
In Christ Alone,
Pastor Chuck L. Betters