I love birds and really enjoy hearing them sing. I like watching them for a while, but if they are in one of their twitchy moods, that doesn’t relax me. Their songs and communication, though, always relax and refresh me. My friend Lee, over at Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus has more gorgeous photos and more detailed information about birds than anyone else I know. You might like to visit her if you enjoy birds as well.
But the other day I came across this video of these gorgeous robins. And, I tell you, they are do darn cute that you just have to sit and watch them. So I thought I’d share the link with you and give a boost to your day.
The Word of God tells us in a number of places that the Creator cares very much for His birds, but that He cares for us even more. It’s just comforting and encouraging sometimes to sit and watch those little creatures and think about how God enjoys watching us — and watching over us — even more.
“For this reason Is say to you, do not be anxious for your life …. Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow; neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then ….” (Matthew 6:25-31).
- Are the cares of this life weighing you down? God says we should cast all of them on Him.
“Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, casting the whole of your care on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. (1Peter 5:6-7 Amp).
What does that say again? “Humble yourselves, casting all of your care.” Both of those thoughts are one and the same sentence. They are not separate actions, but the same action carried out to its ultimate end. According to God’s Word, the best way to humble ourselves is to “cast all of our care” upon Him – to recognize and admit that we are not capable of bearing it or finding solutions for it.
That’s a far cry from what most of the world thinks about the meaning of humility. Most people seem to think that being “humble” means that they are willing and even glad to carry all their own problems and burdens – willing to suffer with them – willing to have to find solutions for them on their own. Most of the world thinks that a humble person will not strive to make things easier on himself.
But God’s definition of the humble man is exactly opposite. If we want to be truly “humble” as God defines humility, we must decide that we will not carry our own burdens or work out the solutions to them. Rather, we will cast them into His loving hands and rejoice in being care-free and unburdened.
After all, He has promised that He “will perfect that which concerns us.” (Psalms 138:8).
God cares so much about every little thing in His creation. If He takes the time and attention to dress His fields in beautiful and unique wildflowers, how much more will He take the time and attention to bless you.