Don’t Worry About Tomorrow

At our exercise class the other day at our Senior Center they were playing an old Marty Robbins song, Don’t Worry About Me and it got me thinking about an old blog I did a while ago and I thought I would pass it on again to you.

With all the tension going on in the world today, I thought it would be good to write something humorous and put a smile on your face. In Matthew Chapter 6 Jesus tells us that God cares for us. So we should not worry about tomorrow. He couldn’t resist saying, “Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

My wife Joan and I are blessed that we can laugh at our mistakes and I would like to tell you about one of our days last week. I did not get up on the wrong side of the bed so I cannot blame my day on that.

First we stopped at a local gas station to fill the gas tank and pick up the morning paper. I pulled up to the pump and Joan got out to get the paper. When I got out, I noticed that the tank was on the other side, so I had to move the car.

When we went to the ATM for cash, I put my card in wrong the first time.

Going through town, I almost went into the wrong lane.

Later, leaving one store to drive to another, in the same parking lot instead of going left I went straight. Joan asked, ” Where are you going? The store we want is behind us in this same parking lot we are leaving.”

When I have moments like this, I call them senior moments. Humor can help us cope with stress or when we have a lot of things on our mind.

Everyone makes mistakes and if we can forgive our own actions when things do not go as planned, a smile and a laugh will help us through the day.

Jesus used humor many times in the New Testament. In John 4:16-18, Jesus was at the well with the Samaritan woman. He told her, “Go call your husband and come back.” “I have no husband,” she replied.

Jesus then said to her. “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true,

In Matthew 7:3-5 Jesus said, “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, let me take the speck out of your eye? When all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

We can just see the twinkle in His eyes and the smile on His face. Many times Jesus used humor to convey His message.

When I have my next senior moment, as I know I will have, I will think of Jesus and the twinkle in His eyes, and the smile on His face.

I hope Jesus will forgive me, and laugh along with me when another person calls from one of my former publishers, saying he will help me sell more books by draining more money out of me. I will say, “Mister not here, gone on cruise, promote new book, back next month, Bye.”

Until next time, Praise God!