A Little More Wild

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 “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!

 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.                                  Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”               Luke  12:27-32

 

 

A LITTLE MORE WILD

Oh how we scout, scratch, and stake out

Room for pleasure and provision.

 

A quest it is to be,

But comfort isn’t meant to reign in this realm. 

 

His kingdom seeks out

The cast off, the wounded, and the weary.

 

These are to be sought after and secured

Without such high regard for

Overly domesticated desires:

What we will wear and what we will eat.

 

Wildflower choirs compose this chorus every spring,

Revealing and reminding that

Our Father knows what we need,

So we can live with wild-abandon.

 

Freed up to join in the search to

Secure what is lost,

Redeem what cannot be replaced,

Love what cost Him all.

 

Grant me a greater hunger to pursue what you prize.

Teach me, Father, to live a little more wild.

 

kpeterson  March 2013

 

* Biblegateway.com

Wildflower photographs taken at Montana de Oro, California.

Great site for identifying coastal wildflowers at: http://www.rahul.net/raithel/nature/index.html

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