“27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 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.” Matthew 6:27-34 KJV
Did you know that day lilies do not belong to the lily family (Liliaceae)? They actually belong to the Hemerocallis genus. Each bloom lasts for only one day, and that’s how this hardy little perennial plant got its name. I have seen mass plantings of them that are so lovely. They are not fussy at all. If you are looking for something that is carefree be sure to give them a try.
“Day Lilies” by Theresa Anne Moore
D o words convey what these flowers say
A s they stand, come what may and in perfect array?
Y ou might be surprised that they’re not despised.
L ook how they are prized yet unrevised!
I f we’ d only start to take to heart
L ike the lilies, and do only ‘our’ part
I f we’ll keep in mind that we are not confined, but
E specially designed and eternally entwined
S o we’ll be blessed and our minds will find rest.
This post was submitted as part of the A to Z Challenge, where participants agree to post an article that corresponds to each letter of the alphabet and publish an article every day during the month of April (except Sundays).
Here at Serenaded Softly, my theme for the month is Blossoming Verses, where I’ll share a picture of something in bloom, a passage of scripture, and a poem.
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