Monday, February 10, 2014

More Valuable

I sit here looking out at a white-covered world and ice-laden tree branches.

It’s beautiful.

And life has stopped for its beauty. 

A hummingbird tries to pierce its beak into the red wall of ice that fills the feeder.

It tries in vain and lands on a branch to rest.

Will he survive this storm?

“Your heavenly Father feeds them,” I remembered (Matt. 6:26).

Hummingbirds, sparrows, chickadees, and all the other creatures are somehow finding their way in this frozen world.

Because our heavenly Father is feeding them . . . somewhere . . .somehow.

I know, because hours later, when the snow melted, that hummingbird came back.

“Are you not of more value than they?” Jesus asked (Matt. 6:26).

So do not fear.

“Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask” (Matt. 6:8).
“Your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things” (Matt. 6:31).

We are of more value to Him than many of the creatures He cared for today.

How much more will your Father 
who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him” (Matt. 6:11).


  1. Bethany,

    Has the snow melted some there now? We've had a wild winter in MN too. What a lovely icy branch photo there. Did the birds do okay? :)

    Jennifer Dougan

    1. Hi, Jennifer. Yes the snow has melted, and the birds seemed to do okay. :-) Thanks for stopping by!