Birds and children

Last week, I had a revelation at the dinner table. I asked my three children: “Kids, do you ever worry?” After a short break where they looked a little perplexed, my daughter replied, “Daddy, what does that mean?”

Birds do not worry
Just like little children, birds have no schedule, no bank account…they even have no Holy Spirit in them, and yet they praise God from morning to evening! Did you ever meet a raven full of anxiety? – Me neither!

To be found by God
The Father is seeking for worshippers. How can we be found by Him? What if it is just as simple as that: laying down our worries at the cross and keeping a thankful heart. We are called His children, the highest promotion there is in the Kingdom.

We’re not going to let ”ravens’ worship” compete with our worship, are we?

Therefore I say to you, do not worry 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? 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? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.


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