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Know your value…
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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Matthew 6:26-27 New International Version (NIV)
Understanding our value is central to this text. So, are we? Aren’t we “much more valuable than [the birds of the air]?
The one and only God of creation takes care of the birds of the air. Why do we struggle to understand that God also takes care of us? We are more valuable than birds. We are more valuable than all of God‘s other creations. And again, He’s managed to do such a great job all by God’s self… LOL! I’m giggling a little about the way I said this, but not at all about what I said.
Think about it. Isn’t it at least a little bit fascinating how we have green grass and trees that provide us oxygen? We don’t have to go out and seek oxygen. We don’t have to make a plan go mining for it. We don’t what scale the tallest mountains for it. It’s already there. What we need is already provided for us by grace and love.
The things that we have to contend with is human stuff. Some of it comes from others, and much of it comes from having to deal with all the crap that we ourselves put on our plates. But even in that, God’s got us!
We might be in this world but we’re not of this world. Growing closer to God requires us to eliminate worry and really get that we are more valuable than the birds. Being closer to God is living like we are more valuable than birds to God. Becoming closer is to know that God will take care of us!
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