Don’t Lose Sight of Jesus

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On Sunday we followed the story from Luke 2 of Mary and Joseph when they lost Jesus ans suffered from the stress of Anxiety. 
They lost him physically – and they lost sight of who Jesus is. This caused them great anxiety. We too face anxiety from many different circumstances. The recent bush fires show that threats to our safety can come from anywhere.
And anxiety we discovered comes from Fear.
But as people who are saved, and whose destiny is already determined by the Hope that we have in the Gospel, what really do we have to be afraid of? Jesus has conquered it all! 
Maybe dwell on this passage from Matthew’s Gospel this week and continue to have right thinking about our world, and about our God who loves us. Don’t lose sight of Jesus – our solution to anxiety. 

Matthew 6:25-33
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.

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