Devotion written by Anna McNamara, Vice President of Finance
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. – Matthew 6:31-34
With the climate of the new normal that is today, we can find ourselves obsessing and worrying about tomorrow. Focusing our energy and efforts on the “What ifs?” that tomorrow could bring; allowing them to consume the hours of our today. With the current crisis forcing social distancing, masks becoming a standard outfit accessory, the constant news updates, and toilet paper becoming a rare gem at the store, it is no surprise that we allow fear and anxiety to consume us. The past weeks have been stressful and confusing but in the chaos one constant remains. God loves us and He always provides what we need. We just need to ask, and stay faithful.
My family and I have tried our best to focus our attention on what light we can bring to today and how to remind ourselves and others of the comfort of God’s love. Taking the opportunities of the now, enjoying additional family time, being grateful for technology, grateful for having a job, grateful for the opportunity to ease others’ troubles by sharing food and items that disappeared from shelves, grateful for the community He has provided for me to seek comfort from. I am thankful that God brought me to ABCS where during this crisis, God’s Word through our mission and core values constantly surrounds me, reminding me to stay the course, provide hope and care, honor God, build relationships, be good stewards and do everything with excellence. Take ahold of today; look to the birds and trust in God’s Love.