"and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed to one of these."
How wonderful are the creations which You speak to life! How much more beautiful, how much more meticulously made are we, if the trees and the flowers are already so breathtaking?
Why do we still feel insecure? Why do we still strive to achieve what the media tells us to feel about ourselves? Why do we still worry about being left behind?
"Why do you worry about clothing?" he asks. "They never toil or spin," he says. (paraphrased v28)
The flowers simply grow into all their splendour just by losing control of themselves; they let themselves grow into what was designed for them in the first place. Their ORIGINAL design is wondrous, and each is different from the other kinds of flowers.
"Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, o you of little faith?" Matt 6:30
Oh, You make us beautiful, just as you made the flowers so beautiful! If He would make things that are short-lived to be so captivating, how much more glorious are we — His creation, His friends, His children?
Flowers die after a while, but we were originally designed to live forever with Him.
If you were to look and live with something or someone forever, wouldn’t you want it pleasing to the eye? How much more is He the same!
Let Him clothe you with His beauty, glory and power. Do yourself a favour: look at yourself through the eyes of your Maker, and don’t burden yourself with such concerns, for you belong to God.