Sunday, 8 March 2009

God Feeds The Birds

God Feeds The Birds
26 Look at the birds! They don't worry about what to eat-- they don't need to sow or reap or store up food -- for your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are.

English: Female House Sparrow, Bairnsdale Aust...
English: Female House Sparrow, Bairnsdale Australia. Taken in September 2006. See also Image:House sparrow03.jpg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Have you ever watched birds eating on a snowy day? It takes some effort on their part. They don't just sit in a heated house waiting for someone to bring them food.
Is God feeding them? Directly or indirectly?
Jesus stated clearly that God is the one who provides food for the birds. This implies that God provides for every creature.
Yet, if a bird sits still, instead of gathering the food God has provided for them, they will starve.
Yes, the birds can be a good lesson for us. They don't worry. Neither should we. They gather what God provides for them. So should we.

I don't know whether the birds are thankful to God, or not. But we should be thankful. And we should recognize that God is the Source of all the good that we enjoy in life.

So work, but don't worry. (And if you can't do normal work -- still don't worry, because God cares more for you than He does the birds, and He will provide for you somehow.)
SAY THIS: God cares for the birds, so I know He will take care of me.

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