“Look at the Birds of the Air”
Help us, Lord, to pay attention to the world around us and to learn from it. Help us to look at the birds of the air and to see that you take care of them.
Help us to notice too, Lord, that while “they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns,” the birds nevertheless do what they’re supposed to do within the context of what you made them to do; they build nests and find bugs or worms to eat. In other words, they flourish by living in the environment in which you made them to live.
Help us, Lord, to live in the environment in which you made us to live, namely, the kingdom of God, so that we can thrive, too.
Thank you for feeding us in our bodies but thank you even more for feeding us in our spirits; thank you for feeding us in the ways that have temporal value but thank you even more for feeding us in ways that have eternal value.
Thank you, Lord, that we are of such high value to you that you take such care of us.
“Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26)