do not be anxious about your life…Look at the birds of the air…your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? – Matthew 6:25-27
If you’ve had a chance be outside this morning you’ve likely seen or heard the activity of “the birds of the air.” They’re goin nuts at my house right now. From my back porch I can hear so many different birds singing it’s hard to distinguish which one is which! Every once in a while I see one of them hitting up the little bird-feeders we have out, or landing in the yard and pecking out who knows what, I hope their eating chiggers 😅. All these species of birds, with all their songs, all of them have needs, and not one of them doing without. It reminds me of Jesus’ words to us, “Don’t worry. Look at the birds. I’m taking care of them. I’ll take care of you too.” Jesus says “you’re more important than birds. Calm down.” The birds aren’t riddled with anxiety. Simple creatures like birds sometimes have better practical theology than we do—just enjoying the provision they have, and singing. We can learn something from them, a little more trust and a lot less worry. A little less fretting and a lot more singing.
Jesus loves you, friends.