Basket Cases

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 4:4-7

In that picture are 3000 Easter egg baskets. That’s right 3000 of them. defines a basket case as the following:

An infirm or failing person or thing – unable to properly function. Originally this referred to soldiers who had lost arms and legs and had to be carried by others. More recently it has been used to denounce any failing organization or scheme.

When I saw these 3000 baskets we moved, I knew I needed to find a way to blog about them. The guy in the picture is my old youth pastour Derik and he jested about being a basket case with the 3000 baskets. I’d been thinking following last Sunday about Joey’s sermon at KBFBC on Philippians 4:6-7. Today when you hear someone being a basket case you think the later half of how defines it, when everything lacks organization and is chaotic. Someone who is overcome with anixety could be called a basket case. Paul seems to think being anxious about things is not worth the time it takes to worry. He besieged the church at Philippi and us to take our worries to the Lord with prayer. He says a result of giving your anxieties to the Lord leads to his peace surpassing all understanding that will guard your heart and mine in Christ Jesus. I’d say its better to give our anxieties to the Lord rather than worry.


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