Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? – Matthew 6:26
If you are feeling alone and forgotten today, this verse is just what you need! We all need to be reminded that our God loves us more than anything! In a world that seems to put less value and importance of the sanctity of human life – it does our hearts good to know that God values each and every one of us individually.
How can a great big God show such intimate and special concern for us? I don’t have the answer to that question – but I know He does!
Our neighbors to the east have a bird feeder hanging on a metal shepherd’s hook. They keep that feeder filled with bird food year around. Sometimes I just stand at my kitchen window and watch the birds, especially in the wintertime. I think of this verse and the old hymn, “His Eye is On the Sparrow”. God provides for even the little sparrow – sometimes through folks like our neighbors.
My mom-in-love used to tear a slice of bread up almost every day to feed the birds. She didn’t have much money, and I don’t think she ate very much herself, but she was bound and determined that the birds would not starve. We used to remind her that God would take care of the birds, and she needed to take care of herself. I don’t think she listened. LOL!
It’s God’s desire to have an ongoing relationship with each of us throughout our life’s journey. He loves us so much and cares about every little thing that’s happening in our lives.
Just knowing that God takes such good care of the sparrows and cares even more about us… makes me think that He will also cause us to soar like eagles! With His help, we really do fly above the chaos that is life and run like an antelope without growing faint.
What’s stopping you today? You are armed with the knowledge that the God of the universe favors you and wants to help you live life in a whole and happy way. That leaves me feeling hopeful for the future. 🙂