We have this long road that is about 4.5 miles long which leads to our subdivision and on this road there is nothing except trees, dirt and blue skies (usually). When I was riding home early one morning last week I noticed what looked like nasty vultures feeding on some dead animal off to the side of the road and my first thought was “UGH!!!”, but my second was…”Wow, how amazing!” Our carnal minds look at something like that and think that the buzzard or vulture is disgusting for feeding off of another dead animal, but if you look again you will see scripture being fulfilled. Because I believe that we see or take in every thing for a reason, I thought about this:
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
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? – Matthew 6:25-26
Many of us worry so much we probably give God a headache if it’s possible lol. “Ohh lawd, I only gots FOE MOE dollars to last me through the week, what iz IM gonna do???” Y’all know we get good and KUNTRY ignant when we perceive that we’re suffering. Or maybe that’s just me (wink wink). I wonder if the birds worry? I wonder if they sit in their nests and worry the mama bird or the father bird or if they start petty bird fights because they’re so stressed over not having bread. I remember when we lived up north, and I have never been a nature person mind you, I would ask my husband if we could go and buy a loaf of bread, go to the lake and feed the birds! Wow, look at God! He used old Doubting Thomas and Thomasina to go out and feed the “fowls of the air”. How funny! What is funnier is that we usually did that when we were feeling stressed about our own personal situation. I just love God’s irony. Finally let me leave you with some of the rest of Matthew 6: 30-34
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?
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
And David said in Psalms 37:25,
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Now if you consider yourself His seed and/or righteous…stop worrying about tomorrow and be about the Father’s business of soul winning for Christ today! Have a blessed week,
A Pastor’s Wife