“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!”
Luke 12:24 NIV
Ravens are mainly scavengers and traditionally inhabited mountainous and wild hill country and seacoasts in both forested and unforested regions, although they have expanded into many human-made environments in recent decades. The common raven, a fierce and crafty bird, is found in both the Old and New Worlds. It is the only raven native to Canada and is widely distributed, breeding from the high arctic islands across to Newfoundland. It now occurs in much of central Alberta, southwestern Manitoba, and central and southern Saskatchewan, where it used to be absent.
Ravens are amazing birds. Along with crows, they are some of the smartest birds on the planet. They have amazing memories and can think logically. What they can’t do is sow a crop, or reap a harvest. They don’t store food in a barn or storehouse. They exist off what nature or human beings provide. This was the point that Jesus was making in Luke 12:24: “Consider the ravens: they do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!” Human beings are unique among God’s creation in that we grow things and we store things and we build things. The challenge is we can become so dependent on our own strength, wisdom and creativity that we don’t feel we need the Lord. We fail to realize how much He loves us and will provide for us in ways we cannot provide for ourselves. God loves you and He has gone to great lengths to have a relationship with Him. Quit running from Him. Put your trust in Him and you will find the just how much your Creator cares.
These have been words from the heart.