OVERHEARD IN THE ORCHARD
Said the Robin to the Sparrow,
"I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so."
Said the Sparrow to the Robin,
"Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me."
Sometimes the old children's poetry and stories
really put things into perspective, do they not?Definitions of to fret -made rough on the surface; rubbed or worn away.
"A peevish, irrational, fault-finding person not only wears himself out, but is very wearing to others. To fret is to be in a state of vexation..."
The above came from my Friday's devotion fromStreams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman...(I had marked it, so I went back and re-read it after today's devotion.)note: My poor husband (and everyone else who has had to be around me)....I have been quite a "Martha" lately fretting about a great many things...Hmmm...I've always related to Martha in that....My goodness! Someone had to prepare the meal, did they not? We can't ALL be Mary's....or can we?
...and this was today's:
In nothing be anxious... Phil. 4:6
Twice or thrice a day, look to see if your heart is not disquieted about something; and if you find that it is, take care forthwith to restore it to calm. -Francis de Sales