“Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow (seed) nor reap (the harvest) nor gather (the crops) into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?” Matthew 6:26
I have 7 bird feeders in my back yard. Mary says I have too many - perhaps, but I have always like to watch the birds. In the spring I have Baltimore Orioles – but now they’re gone. It might do all of us good to spend some time watching birds. That's what our Lord told us to do. If not every day, then at least every now and then we need to take the time to observe and remind ourselves how well our feathered friends are cared for (that’s the intent of Matthew 6:26). They literally do not know where their next meal is coming from, yet, I have personally never seen a bird sitting on a tree branch having a nervous breakdown due to worry.
The point that Jesus is making here is really very simple: "Are you not worth more than a bird?" Even though you may be wrestling with a poor self-image, struggling with your life – and have a ton of other things going on - surely you can believe that you are more valuable than a bird, and look how well your heavenly Father takes care of them.
This verse is just a simple reminder that our heavenly Father reminds us (me) that when life is overwhelming or I’m tempted to worry, I have tremendous value in His eyes, and He will never let me down. Throughout the Scripture we are reminded that He will always love us, provide for us, and take care of our every need. A little birdy told me so!!! Tweet Tweet!
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