I love songbirds. Finches and mockingbirds serenade our neighborhood with delightful melodies. (I try to ignore the annoying squawks of grackles!) As I listen to their different refrains, I note that birds seem to go about their day without a care in the world. While watchful, they don’t appear worried.
Another love is flowers. All colors and varieties, even cactus blossoms in the spring! While most blooms are delicate and temporary, they are stunning in their unique hue, shape, and texture.
As I gaze in wonder at God’s creation, I am again reminded that He is the creator and caregiver, keeper and provider, not just of birds and flowers but of us, His favorites, those made in His image.
In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, He pointed out, “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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Matthew 6:26-27).
Next, Jesus added, “See how the lilies of the field grow … If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry” (Matthew 6:28b, 30-31a).
As God’s precious children, may we remember our Father created us, loves us, and cares for us. We do not need to worry about tomorrow. He has provided for today.