SOMETIMES THE BIBLE can leave one feeling pretty confused. Especially a nine-year-old kid.
Not that I remember exactly how old I was, but early in my Sunday School career I began to wonder, How is it really possible to "take ... no thought for the morrow" (Matt. 6:34)?
Did Jesus really expect us to live without thinking about (and studying for!) the school test tomorrow, planning ahead for college, or saving money for retirement? It seemed an impossible standard, and furthermore I didn't see any adults around me who appeared able to live up to that lofty goal. In fact, I was grateful that my parents did think about tomorrow. They made sure that my sisters and I always had food, clothes, and all the other necessities, and they took care of the thousand other "tomorrow" details of raising three children. (Thank you, Mom and Dad!)