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I love this time of year, when the birds start coming to the feeders. They are so pretty! We have quite a variety visit us — Blue Jays, Orioles, Starlings, Finches, Cardinals, Black-Capped Chickadees, Doves, Woodpeckers, Red-Winged Blackbirds, and so many more!
We have our feeders outside our big picture window in our dining room. This allows us to watch the birds while we eat, while we do school, etc. I love it! I have enjoyed taking pictures of these beautiful birds. My son actually took most of these!
Not only do I enjoy their beauty, but I am always reminded of the verses in Matthew 6 where Jesus talks about how tempted we are to be anxious, to worry. I have to confess that I am a worrier, and I have to constantly turn my worries over to the Lord and put my trust in Him.
As moms, we have lots of things that we can worry about — Are we doing enough? Will our kids turn out right? Will our children follow God? What if something happens to one of my children? What if they fail in college? Will my children find Godly spouses? — and on and on it goes! Can you relate?
I am so thankful for these beautiful birds that remind me of these verses every time I see them. I want to share those verses with you now…
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious 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: they neither sow nor reap nor gather in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” – Matthew 6:26
I am so thankful we serve a loving God, who takes care of our every need. And I am thankful for His creation that He has blessed us with that reminds us of that love and care when we start to falter.
Are you worrying about anything today?
Take time today to enjoy watching the beautiful birds God made for us and remember God’s promises and His deep love for you and your children.