As I was watching the birds (pine siskin at the moment), I was thinking how nice it is that hubby (the birds call him “that man”) just refilled the feeder with sunflower chips. Seeing the feeder all full makes me feel like the birds are well-provided for.
But then I thought about the birds’ perspective. They have no idea (nor concern) about whether the feeder is full or not. They don’t need to know that it is full. They are only interested in the fact that there is always food in the tray that surrounds the feeder, where they perch.
While one might call this “living in the moment,” this scene this morning made me think about us and our Heavenly Father (THE Man). Sometimes we think we need to see the feeder all full, so that we can feel confident that our needs will be met in the future. But, God is our Provider, and He makes sure we have what we need, when we need it. Seeing the future (the filled feeder) should not be necessary for us.
I need to learn to rest in the assurance that God will make sure the tray is sufficiently filled to meet my needs.
Matthew 6 (NIV):
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
26 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?27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life.”
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