Jesus said, “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?”
Matthew 6:26

During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave some illustrations as to why we should not worry, and one of the examples He chose to use was that of birds. Speaking outdoors near the Sea of Galilee, maybe Jesus even gestured toward a few birds flying by: ‘Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?” (Matthew 6:26).

Birds don’t have the promises that we have. Birds aren’t promised eternal life. Birds are not created in the image of God. Yet do birds ever look worried to you? Every morning, like clockwork, they are up at the break of dawn, singing away. Jesus was saying, ‘You see, the birds are fine. You can be fine. If God takes care of birds, won’t He take care of you?”

That doesn’t mean the birds don’t go out and get their food. Some eat vegetation. Others eat seeds. Some eat fish. The rest hang out at McDonald’s and wait for you to drop your fries, or steal your lunches at the beach. Birds take care of business, but they don’t worry about it. As one poet wrote,

Said the robin to the sparrow, ‘I would really like to know why those anxious human beings rush around and worry so.”

Said the sparrow to the robin, ‘Friend, I think that it must be that they have no Heavenly Father such as cares for you and me.”

If God takes care of the birds, He will take care of you as well. The Lord Jesus wants us all to remember that He will provide to all of us everything we need to do His will. It may not be all that we want but, it will be what we need.

Don’t have doubt, have faith.

Brother Jonathan

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