Consider the Ravens

Rain had nourished the pink geraniums and other plants growing in the yard. But, baskets hanging beneath the overhang of the house, remained dry.

I hooked up the water wand to the hose and gave plants growing in each basket a quenching drink. Reaching into the half basket hung in the entryway to our front door, I tested for dryness.

My fingers felt something solid and round.

“How did a rock get in there?”

I lifted the object out of the basket to see not a rock, but a bird’s egg.

After unhooking the basket from the nail on the wall, I peered inside to discover a nest built into the dirt and vegetation. I replaced the egg and several days later an additional egg lay cradled next to it.

Our yard is full of tall trees. Birch trees, cherry trees, and an assortment of evergreens. Large, beautiful floral baskets hang from the house.

But, this bird decided to make a home in the smallest and simplest space available.

An unusual place, to be sure…but sheltered from the elements and other creatures who might do harm to the “family.” It met the need.

God works that way.

He doesn’t always provide in the way we think He would, should, or could.

But, He always provides…

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are then the birds!

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!

And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.

For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.

But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
Luke 12: 24-31


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