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Focus on Our Feathered Friends

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Fathers feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?  Matthew 6:26 (NKJV)

Birds are amazing creatures when you take into account their migratory capacity, their variety of birdsong, their nest-building skills and their marvellous aerodynamic soaring and swooping in the sky.

Jesus tells us to look at the birds of the air.  They do not plant or harvest crops, yet our heavenly Father feeds them.  Each new day their needs are met.  Jesus wants us to learn a lesson from this and, whenever we see a wild bird, to stop, look and remember the implicit trust it has in God’s provision, then reset our thinking to trust God to provide for us.  As the poem says:

Said the robin to the sparrow:
“I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so.”
Said the sparrow to the robin:
“Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no heavenly Father,
Such as cares for you and me.”

It has been quipped. “If Worry were a sport, I might not win the gold, silver or bronze medal, but I would definitely make it to the Olympics!”  If God takes care of the birds, will He not take care of you as well?  How much more does God care for His children, created in His own image?

Start looking at the birds and stop worrying.

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