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My neighbor has a hummingbird feeder that attracts these little ‘helicopters’ by the droves. I can’t help but realize that God is right there taking care of his feathered friends.

I’m reminded as I watch them of what Jesus himself taught us. “Look at the birds of the air,” he said. “They do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:26 the Bible).

What a thought-provoking question. To be certain of God’s love for us and his extraordinary provision—even in difficult times—all we have to do is look at the birds. They don’t worry about where their next meal is coming from or whether there will be shelter. They do what they were created to do and God takes care of the rest. Oh to live such a trusting and grace-filled life.

The next time I feel the grip of fear I’m going to walk into my yard and focus on the birds, who have much to teach me about my heavenly father who cares for me and for every one of his creation.




Mini Copters — 8 Comments

  1. Lovely little reminders, aren’t they Karen. “If he so cares for the flowers of the field and the birds of the air, how much more will he care for you …” and yet an oft-needed reminder. Thank you.

  2. I love to watch the birds at my feeders, too. I don’t have a hummingbird feeder, but I always get flowers that attract them. They are marvelously created, with their long beaks to get the nectar. I love to watch all the birds and marvel how God created each species unique, equipped to be able to obtain their food in their unique ways. Thank you for this timely reminder of God’s provision for all His creation.

  3. I love to watch hummingbirds too! They are amazing creatures. God is so creative! Thank you for the reminder from Matthew. Yes, God cares and loves us so much!

    • Thanks, Sherry. Isn’t it amazing how these tiny creatures can help set us straight when we worry or fear. God takes care of them and He will take care of us too.

  4. Karen, thank you so much for helping to remind me of God’s amazing love and care. I, too, love to look at the amazingly tiny, nimble and beautiful hummingbirds. From now on they will also my happy reminder of God’s grace. I have many moments of fear and panicking from time to time but I am so glad that I’ve learned to pray for peace and God’s help after I found Him. I loved reading your inspirational writing like this. Thanks a lot again, Karen. Your writing is precious.

    • Thank you, Jing. It is always good to hear your thoughts. I appreciate your loyalty to me and my writing. You are precious.

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