Words from the Heart for Saturday May 23rd, 2020
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Matthew 6:26-27 (NIV)
More Valuable Than Birds
There is a push on right now, by those who study birds here in Canada, to have the Canada Jay named as Canada’s official bird. According to the Canadian Geographic website’s list of Canada’s top ten birds, “You may also know this bird as the grey jay, whiskeyjack, or by the affectionate nickname “camp robber,” inspired by its inquisitive nature and skill at stealing food. Its name was officially changed back to Canada Jay last July. This friendly, intelligent bird with an understated plumage is found in every province and territory.”
Back in mid-March, as spring was starting to appear where I live, my wife and I were out for a walk and in a field we passed there were dozens of robins. It was a beautiful early spring sight, but we both commented that we had never before seen so many robins in one place. There is something about birds that make the world a happier place. Jesus uses birds to each us a very important lesson about worry. In Matthew 6:26-27 he says, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” God loves the birds. So much so that He cares for their need for food. As much as He loves them, He loves us so much more, Jesus says. We are the highest of His creation and as such are more valuable to Him. You are valuable to Him. Trust Him to provide for whatever it is you are worried about.
These have been words from the heart.