The older I get, the more I love the beauty of nature and especially the singing of the birds. I love it so much that I attract them with my feeders. The other morning I stepped outside around 6 a.m. and immediately heard the birds singing. The thought that came to my mind is that they don’t know. No one has told the birds about the coronavirus and the deaths and disruptions it has caused everyone in the world. No one alerted the birds to leave off the singing and busy themselves with gathering seeds. No one has told them to hush and stay huddled in their nest. They must be foolish birds for continuing to sing their songs.
The birds that continue with their songs of life are our flying examples that God is in control and worrying should not be on our agenda for today. Look at what God’s Word says about the birds:
“Then He said to His disciples, ‘Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body [is more] than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?’” Luke 12:22-24
The answer to the question, “how much more value are you than the birds” is much more! God in heaven has placed His highest value of all created beings on humanity.
Psalms 8:4-5 says: “What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.”
God sent His only Son to die on the cross for our sins so we might enjoy an eternal relationship with Him. God protects and provides for what He values, and that means that we can keep on singing like the birds instead of worrying about what’s going to happen to us. Spend some time today singing to the Lord!
2 thoughts on “The Birds are Still Singing”
Love this! I woke to the birds singing this morning and shared a cup of coffee with nature. It is all more than we deserve, but I soak it up. It is all for us! Thank you Joe.
Good word, pastor!
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