San Diego has been invaded by a series of rain storms that have some talking like they are living in Seattle. As I was driving across a bridge I happened to notice a bird on top of a light pole. My heart went out to the poor little fellow, but with a second thought I realized he is OK and can easily handle this. Then I thought about the verse that says, “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.” (Matthew 6:26). I smiled as I realized that our Heavenly Father is taking care of them.
Later I realized as much as God provides for his critters, He also takes care of us. I reflected on the rest of Matthew 6:26: “... Are ye not much better than they?”
As we live our lives day by day and moment by moment it is easy to forget the presence of the Creator of the heavens and earth. He is my Father and loves me and cares for me even better than the birds. Other verses started to come to mind:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
What an awesome privilege to be a child of the most High God. He is so loving and caring that not only does He take care of his birds, but even little old me as well!
As I traveled on my way I started singing that familiar hymn:
I’ve found it true, so very true,
My father cares for me.
His promise holds, His love unfolds,
I know He cares for me.
I know He cares for me (cares for me),
I know He cares for me (cares for me)
His way is best, I’ve proved by test,
And I know He cares for me.