A Lesson From the Birds

With his tiny feet resting lightly on the snow’s surface, he reminded me of the Father’s loving care. I love birds, and felt so bad for that brave little guy. Pecking at the plants growing in the roof eaves, the only things not buried by snow. 

“Don’t worry, I care for the birds,” a gentle whisper came. And that took my mind back to my morning Bible reading. Don’t worry the Lord said. Because just as he feeds the birds and dresses the flowers in their bright colors, he will also care for us.

Yet, we often do fret and worry, don’t we?

We wonder how to get by or how we’ll pay the bills. And we strive to have money in the bank, a secure job, and a sturdy home, all paid for. All good and necessary things, to be sure.

But security, I’ve come to realize, is really only a shaky illusion. Natural disasters wipe homes away all the time. People show up for work, only to be let go. And money, well it often has a way of vanishing into thin air, doesn’t it?

The only lasting security I’ve found is resting in the Lord’s care, knowing that he will care for us, come what may.

And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. —  Luke 12:29-31

A simple lesson, a simple reminder. But one I hope to remember all day, and every day for all my life.

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8 thoughts on “A Lesson From the Birds

  1. Well said Sheila, just when you think it’s safe to go back into the water ….. I can’t help but think that we miss out on so much that God would have us to be mindful of. He does care, He does watch over us, He knows the problems we face before we bring them to Him in prayer and yes, just when we think that we are strong, He shows us otherwise. Our dependency on Him is 100 %, without Him we actually can’t do anything that actually lasts. And as you have indicated, He takes care of the birds and He values us more than the birds. Thanks for the beautiful reminder! Grace and blessings!


    1. It truly is marvelous the way the Lord watches over us. As you say, Bruce, even before we cry out, he already knows, hears, and sees. That bird found food even in the snow, and we will find the Father’s care great, even in the storms of life!

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