As I sit here this morning having my quiet time, I keep looking out our large front window. My view is filled with white as we have snow still covering most of the area after the blizzard this past weekend, but in front of the white background I keep seeing little brown birds fluttering around as they search for food. We have a few patches of grass starting to show through and the birds keep congregating there as they hop around looking for a meal. As I watch these little birds land on the tree in front of our window and pick at the little berries, I am in awe at how the Lord takes care of us. If he will provide food and shelter for these little birds, then we can trust him to provide what we need as well.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:26-27, “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 that they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”
We must put our trust in the One who can provide for our needs. So often we collect or hold on to “stuff” in an effort to feel secure. We buy or hold on to way more than we need “just in case” we need it. Instead, our security should be found in Christ alone. He loves you dearly, and will provide for your every need, just as he provides for each little bird. Even in the middle of a storm, he is holding on to you and if you seek him, you will see his great love for you.