Being Anxious

Scripture reading

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

–Philippians 4:6-7

Thought of the Day

It must have been a beautiful wedding. As with most young brides and grooms, both were a little nervous. In fact, the judge who performed the ceremony said, “I can’t remember when I’ve married a more anxious couple.” Sometimes when the time for the wedding is near, couples begin to wonder if they are making the right decision. They wonder if they really know each other. I don’t think this is the case with Zyness O’Haver and Sallie Warren from Oklahoma City though since they have known each other for over eighty years. If that didn’t breed familiarity maybe it is because that they have lived together for nearly seventy-eight years. Zyness, 95, and Sallie, a young 94, finally decided they were meant for each other and tied the knot last week at the Oklahoma County Courthouse.
Imagine getting married after seventy-eight years. Maybe our scripture for today should have been about persistence or patience. I guess it could have also been about hope. I have to admire old Zyness. I probably would have given up asking for Sal’s hand in marriage after just a few years. No way would I have had the patience to last seventy-eight years. The article didn’t say if Zyness got permission from Sallie’s parents or if they had to get married.


Father God, Give me patience, and hope and let me not be anxious. Amen.

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