Consider the Birds

My mom’s backyard is a virtual vacation spot for the birds. They come to mom’s house daily, knowing they will always have something to eat and drink and a safe place to build nests. In all my years of watching birds, I’ve never seen them fret. In Matthew 6:26, God gives us a beautiful picture of how much he cares for the birds.

 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly fFather keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?

Matthew 6:26

Lesson from the Birds

I have bird feeders and find so much happiness in filling up the feeders and watching them eat. These sweet little creatures are joyful as they flutter around the feeder. Isn’t it funny that God gives humans great delight in feeding them? This verse doesn’t mean we shouldn’t work and expect God to feed us. We must do our work and provide, like 1 Timothy 5:8. He wants us to take our unfettered place in life just as the birds do. The birds control the insect population and spread the seed around the earth, creating new growth. They are doing their job, and God provides so richly by giving us the joy to feed them. God desires us to be carefree like the birds, being assured that God will provide for us too.

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

1 Timothy 5:8

The Reminder

When you see the birds happily chirping, hopping from branch to branch, bathing in a puddle, or flitting through the air, consider how God wants us to live joyfully. God provides as we take our place in his circle of life. He places much more value on us than He does on the birds. God created us and gives us joy in our work and life provision as we walk in His plan and purpose.

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