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.