Birds of the Air

5 08 2015

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” – Matthew 6:26

Oh, how I needed to hear this today! You are loved beyond measure. God has His eyes on you. He knows your name, the number of hairs on your head, your worries, your fears, your needs, and your joys. God uses the birds of the air to teach us how to rest in His care.

Take a minute to go outside and watch the birds. They sing without fear. They don’t worry about who hears them chirping. They start early in the morning. I listen to them singing, imagining the song of praise that rises to heaven. They encourage me to join them, reminding me that worship is why we were created.

Birds never worry. They fly, stop on a branch, flit to the ground, and go back to their nest, never anxious about the storms on the horizon, or where the next worm is coming from. God watches over them, provides for them, and cares for them. If He takes care of the birds with such tenderness, He is surely tenderly caring for me.

My Jesus Resolution today is to learn the lesson of the birds. God loves me. I am infinitely valuable to Him. He knows what I need. He is for me. He is providing, moving, caring, and acting on my behalf. I am not alone. Worry whispers the lie that I have to figure everything out myself. It robs me of joy and peace while blinding my eyes to the ways God is working for my good. I am going to follow the example of the birds. I am going to sing early and often of His glory, and spend the day resting in His care.


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