The fall of the year opens up a new world for me. When the leaves fall from the trees, I can see the birds better. Just this week I saw the red-bellied, downy, hairy, and pileated woodpeckers. When the leaves were still out, I could hear their pounding on the tree trunks, but I couldn’t see them.
When some people see a bird, they think, “Oh no! It’s going to poop on my car!” When I think about the birds, my mind goes to Matthew 6:26: “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”
The birds build their nests outside. They raise their young in the rain, wind, and heat. They are constantly gathering food. There is a saying that, “She eats like a bird.” (The birds at my feeders eat a lot!) They are subject to the dangers of our cats and the freezing cold weather. You might say that they really are in constant danger.
Just like birds, we live in constant danger from Satan. But the difference between us and the birds is that the birds sing, and we humans say, “Woe is me.”
The same God who takes care of the birds has made full provision for our every temporal and spiritual need. Since the birds are precious to God, why should we doubt that He will care for us when we go through troubles and hard times? Aren’t we more precious than the birds?
Take time to praise God daily, not only for what He has done and is doing and will do, but just because He is God! He has made it possible to live forever with Him without any of those troubles that we live through now. Hold on!