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What Birds Teach Us About God

Updated on April 9, 2020

I would highly recommend reading Matthew 6 in its entirety which unfortunately I am unable to reproduce here.

Money can’t buy happiness. It’s true. But money sure can make someone’s life less miserable. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. I confess I often wonder what I’d do if I ever won the lottery. Think about all the missionary work I can support! It’s foolishness I know. Sure, it will give me a sense of elation for a moment but only for a moment. What then? Here’s why we should keep reading the Bible during this lock-down. It teaches us who God is.

In Matthew 6, Jesus tells us not to be anxious about our lives. It is a timely word when everything around us is in chaos and supermarket shelves are stripped of goods. Do not worry. Jesus says, giving 2 examples – birds and flowers. Even in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic, nature carries on. And without needing to hoard supplies at that. God ensures that His creation is looked after. He will look after us as well.

Therefore, we are not anxious. Not even if the toilet paper really runs out. People might rush to stock up their pantries, but we know God will take care of us. He is our Heavenly Father who knows all our needs (v. 32). So dear Christian, take a moment. Breathe. Relax. “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” One way to start is to pick up your Bible and start reading it again.

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