It is a very cold, snowy day here on the farm. Our church has been called due to weather, which is very unusual. It is so beautiful to look out and see the glistening snow, the fierce wind blowing it into the sun, and all of the life that is acclimated to the changes of the weather. It is a great day for me just to chill. As katebortell wrote yesterday, it is a blessing bestowed upon us from God to enjoy.
I enjoy feeding birds. I have a few feeders just outside of our south facing windows. Last year I counted over 43 different type of birds in one day. Birds are fascinating to me. Many of them are so beautiful in the winter. And in spite of the inclement weather for us humans, they are frolicking around, warm and fat, and beautiful.
Our Lord has told us to imitate the birds and the lilies of the field.
Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 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? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
We people are much more important to God than the birds and the lilies. Let’s trust Him with everything. He loves US!