Children’s Sermon

Matthew 6:24-34

Not to Worry

By Lois Parker Edstrom


Box of dress-up clothes, if available. Let the children try on hats and other small items if time permits.

Do you like to play dress-up? Some of you may have a box of dress-up clothes at home. It is fun to put on clothes from a dress-up box and pretend to be someone else. You may have a long sparkly dress in the box, a hat with a feather, jewelry, high-heeled shoes, or a purse. Perhaps there are overalls, a baseball cap, a tie, gloves, or a lunch pail in the box. You could be a farmer, a movie star, or a business man. There are many possibilities.

In the Bible we learn that Jesus spoke about clothing. He said, “… Don’t be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear.”  This lesson reminds us to be more carefree.

We can have a lot of fun with clothes, but Jesus teaches us that we should not spend time worrying about what we will wear.

When we look at nature we see creatures that have been provided with what they need to get along. Animals are covered with fur that keeps them warm. Birds are covered with feathers and these feathers also help them fly. Fish have scales that protect them in the water and reptiles have scales that protect them from the sun.

Yes, we must wear clothes and we also need food and water, but Jesus says, “… for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.”

“So do not worry about tomorrow.”

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2008, Richard Niell Donovan