Tuesday, March 19, 2013
DAY 19: Look at the Birds!
“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? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” - Matthew 6:26-27
Today’s command from Jesus is directly tied to the last one: “DON’T WORRY!”
I was tempted to pass this one up, but just couldn’t get away from a command that Jesus made. He told us to look at the birds for the air for a reason. He was teaching a crucial concept of the kingdom and of being a child of God and to illustrate this important principle He said, “Look at the birds of the air!” So THAT is what we’re going to do!
So today, get out and find a place where you can see the birds. Look up a local birdwatching like this one. We have several local parks that you could find a bench to sit on and watch the birds come and go. Once you’ve found the place, carve out a few minutes today to go there and sit for at least 15 minutes watching the birds come and go.
While you are still there watching them, take a few minutes and take in the fact that they aren’t obsessed with their careers, their education or making a living, yet they are provided for by God. These little insignificant birds are important enough for the Lord to care for. When they flock in great numbers, think about what Jesus said, “Aren’t you much more valuable than they?” As a human being, especially as a child of God, you are the crowning achievement of God’s creation! Think on that!
Considering God’s providential care for “insignificant” animals and then comparing your GREAT value as one of His kids should help the worry melt away! Plus, you got a little bit of sunshine!
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