The Most Important Thing From Last Night

What led the discussions in your home last evening or this morning around the breakfast table? There was certainly a lot going on, no matter what you are a fan of. Perhaps it was the excitement that comes from the end of the regular season of baseball. For Cubs fans like me, we instantly begin dreaming about "next year." Maybe your team actually made the playoffs and you were excited for the Athletics or Yankees getting it. Maybe it was having a triple crown winner in baseball for the first time in 45 years.

Maybe the big thing for you was the big Presidential debate. I watched it and feel I have a much better grasp on where the candidates stand on the issues that were discussed. Did you watch the coverage and spin from all the different news channels? Did you stick loyally to Fox News or CNN for the whole night? Were you following your Facebook feed, as I was, and simultaneously laughing and cringing at all the comments? It certainly was a big night for politics.

Maybe you couldn't care less about either of those and you were more concerned with the newest law-suit against Apple or the story of Facebook now hitting a billion members. Maybe you are excited about the upcoming seasonal changes in weather and wondering how you'll manage your raking this year.

All of those things may have had the big headline this morning as you woke up or talked about the day before heading off to work. However, none of those things came up at our house this morning. Our big news of the day was my brother and sister-in-law's new baby girl that was born last evening. Lillian Grace Huff came into the world very quickly and full of health and cuteness. Yes, believe it or not, amidst the global issues of elections, sports playoffs, records set, and new technology emerging, life still goes on, and will continue to go on.

I am so thankful that God is sovereign over all these things. He orchestrates elections and baseball playoffs and the development of civilizations, yet He still watches over the newborn she takes her first breath. He still faithfully brings autumn, followed by winter and all the rest. He is still faithful and still keeps His promises. I hope that encourages you as this year will only get more and more crazy, especially in the political realm.

25  "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34  "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.  -  Matt 6:25-34 (ESV)


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