Many of us Remember the movie Mary Poppins. Where the Banker’s son, goes up to the lady who sings Feed the Birds. Feeding the birds to this elderly lady was special.
Yet what about a disaster zone Help Feed the Birds?
After Joplin had lost plenty of its trees. The birds had less trees to stay and enjoy nesting in and everything.
Seemingly there was one couple who saw the need of feeding God’s Creation.
The need was so great that they painted a tree in Joplin’s disaster zone, in proximity to the Joplin’s Spirit tree. Feeding the nature of a disaster zone if vital. For we are rebuilding, and eventually all the trees that were destroyed will be large trees in which will sustain the bird population.
Even as I write this. There is someone who will sustain the bird population with His mighty hand. He is the God Almighty. Even in the Sermon on the Mount, where He tells us not to worry. God sustains the birds, and he even sustains us.
He sustains us, in the good times
He sustains us in the bad times.
He sustains us in the worst of times.
He tells us not to worry. He has this in His hands. We were blessed by others helping us to help the birds who need food, and yet God will provide for them too.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 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 than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
This passage in Matthew 6 reminds us that God will take care of the birds while taking care of His children. He takes care of us, no matter the circumstances. He loves us no matter what. He cares for us, and wants us not to worry.
Will you turn your worry over to him?
Will you trust him with what is stressing you?
Will you trust the God who is all-knowing and all-present?