"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" (Matthew 6:26)
A friend and I sat in a coffee shop enjoying a little lunch after church today when we noticed a lady looking down at the street outside. Curious, we looked out, down on the sidewalk, looking
very vulnerable was a little baby bird. My heart completely melted and I was concerned about the little bird. The mama bird was obviously concerned too; she fluttered around helplessly. The lady who spotted the bird moved on after a few moments. A man walked along and nearly stepped on the little bird! I gasped, then I thought of the scripture quoted above and extended my hand towards the window; "Lord, please take care of this little bird!"
Within minutes another lady came along, bent down and looked at the bird. She came into the coffee shop and I spoke to her about the bird. She told me she has a friend who is something of an animal rescuer and works close by, so she was going to scoop up the tiny bird and bring him to her friend. The Lord sent help! A little later on the two friends came back and asked the workers in the coffee shop for a ladder. My friend and I watched as the bird was gently placed back into his nest. Seems silly to pray for a bird - right? Not really. God cares about his creation and he hears all of our prayers. Sometimes he answers quickly and directly - as in this case. Others times there is a delay in the answer, or he answers in a different way - a better way. Jesus tells us not to waste time worrying about worldly needs and wants. God will take care of us. We are to, "seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
Julie (Little Missionary)