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 them? Matthew 6:26
With the corona virus sweeping across the globe like an out-of-control California wildfire, there’s sure a lot of anxiety going around that translates into fear and worry. In fact anxiety is one of the most searched terms on Google today. When you Google anxiety today you will get 425 million hits.
People are worried.
Yet Jesus warns us not to worry more times than any other warning he gives even sin.
So why do we worry so much? You’re asking me? I’m on the first team of worriers. If worry were a wart I’d be covered.
Jesus gave us a very good example of how we’re supposed to handle worry. ” Look at the birds of the air” he says. In other words let’s look at them. Let’s observe them and see how they go about their business. They don’t plant anything, they don’t harvest anything and they don’t store food somewhere to eat later in lean times or harsh weather.
In fact birds don’t have lean times or harsh weather Whenever they get hungry they fly into the tree branches or onto the ground and eat their fill of whatever food God has provided for them that day. When they’ve had their fill they fly away and do whatever birds do. Not once do they worry that their food won’t be there or that there will be enough to satisfy them. Pretty nice liife.
I believe the answer to most questions and the solutions to most quandries and trials in life boil down to how we answer one question–Are we going to believe and act on what Jesus tells us or not?