Wednesday, May 2, 2012

One day at a time, sweet Jesus

My Texas sister-in-law emailed us this photograph of a field of bluebonnets taken on April 1, 2012, near Ennis, Texas:

I immediately thought of the sixth chapter of Matthew in the New Testament:

“Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”


  1. Hello, Jeannelle! I quite agree! Bluebonnet is the Texas state flower and it grows wild like the dandelions. I never heard of cultivated bluebonnets. So it's either a weed or a wildflower, depending on your point of view. Is there an Iowa equivalent (something that is very pretty but no one plants)?

  2. I love such pictures.
    We pass through the prairie provinces
    and they have miles and miles of different colored plains and smells.
    You can never get enough of this spectacular beauty.:)

  3. Lady in British Columbia, I love wildflowers!

  4. Truly breath taking! and yet I've never heard of them before. Why aren't they famous all over the world like tulips and daffodils and red poppies?
    Most flowering plants like these are considered weeds in Australia as they take the place of valuable pasture grasses unless they bloom in the desert where they are welcomed.

  5. Our own journey across Texas in 1979 was filled with sights like this, wonderful landforms (I'd just finished a geography degree) and open-hearted people. I can hardly remember having better memories.

  6. QUESTION Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
    ANSWER I'm really not sure. We shouldn't be presumptuous.

  7. :::sigh::: You know how I feel about Bluebonnets.