Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Who Made Jack Grow?

Our grandson Jackson is six.  These days it seems each time I see him he has grown a foot.  It is obvious looking at him now he will end up to be tall like his father and his great-grandfather.  His height is in his genes.  There is nothing he has done to accomplish it and nothing he can do to add even one millimeter more to his height once he has finished growing.

Yet when speaking of adding"one cubit", or about 18 inches, to our height, Jesus referred to this as "that thing which is the least."

 "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?  If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?" (Luke 12:25-26)

I don't know about you, but I think adding a cubit, or an inch for that matter, to my height would be a pretty big deal.  But I am not God.   If added to our height is the least of things, how very easy for the Lord must be so many of the things we request of Him.

He has already promised to ". . .supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus," (Philippians 4:19), which pretty much encompasses everything we could ever need.  He has already ". . . raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:" (Ephesians 2:6),  which puts us in the very best place we can be, regardless of where we find our earthly bodies.

If something we easily recognize as totally impossible for us the Lord Jesus declares to be the "that thing which is least", it is no wonder we are told over and over again in Scriptures to cast all our cares upon Him. 

It is because He can handle them.  There is nothing we can bring to Him that is too big for Him and nothing that can take Him by surprise.  If we simply concentrate our lives on Him and His righteousness, then all the "things" -- the least and the not so least -- will be added.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; 
and all these things shall be added unto you." 
Matthew 6:33

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