This cartoon really got me thinking! Is it really that simple? Those birds seem so naive… or was I the naive one? Am I missing something here?
One thing for sure, I did not want to be in that guy’s shoe. I had my heavy load of worries and I would do anything to get rid of them. But what am I supposed to do to escape the mess? Am I just to kick the worries aside and hope all will be well? Should I just to wait? Should I sit and do nothing? What am I supposed to do?
I figured I will pretend to be a bird for a while, maybe I can find the answer. What do birds do? They fly all day… seems like fun! They collect food, build their nests and raise their young ones. That sounds like what I would like to do. But in the cartoon they seem very different than the man sitting on the table. Although they’re busy, they are happy, confident and assured.
Why is that? They live with no worry because they know they are taken care of by our Heavenly Father.
They are so sure that they will never starve or go hungry. To need, is a thought that never even crossed their minds.
I want to have the same faith?
I was made on God’s image and was bought by the blood of His dear Son. I must be worth much much more than many of these birds.
Those birds had more sense than me. So, I decided to learn from these birds! I will not worry. God will take care of me, I’m sure of it because He doesn’t lie!
“26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6.
Trust your heavenly Father who loved you unto death.