Daily Reflections

The Birds of the Air

January 22, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” —Matthew 6:26

There are thousands of birds in my neighborhood, ranging from tiny yellow goldfinches to massive hawks, herons, and bald eagles. And early in the morning, my husband, Robert, will refill the bird feeders, just to be sure our little feathered friends have breakfast.

However, none of these creatures needs Robert in order to survive. Our good, wise, sovereign God cares for and meets all their needs. That doesn’t mean they never have problems. But Jesus assured us that even common, ordinary sparrows cannot fall to the ground and die apart from the “Father’s consent” (Matt. 10:29 csb).

God does a more than adequate job of feeding birds. So, what does that mean for you? It means you have a God who cares deeply about you and who will meet your needs. He doesn’t just watch the birds eat. He is personally involved with their feeding. And what He does for these, He will do for you.

Make it Personal

Try to watch some birds today and give God thanks for His care for these small creatures . . . and His care for you.