Devotions By Jan

Seagulls

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seagull-flock-jjScripture for Today:  Matthew 6:26  “Look at the birds of the air, they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father keeps feeding them.  Are you not worth much more than they?”

Seagulls are beautiful and annoying all at the same time.  They can look so stately in some settings.  But when they fly low and deem you worthy of one of their souvenirs, they are a pain.  The French call it “good luck” when they make a deposit on you!  I am not so sure.

The verse today talks about our God being a God who cares for His creation, including the birds.  Birds do not need to plant for the coming season or hoard their food for the lean times to come.  Yet, they do not go hungry.  God cares for their short little insignificant lives.  By contrast we, being created in God’s image, are of so much more value to the Lord.  He is intimately involved in every little aspect of our lives, down to the number of hairs still left on our heads.  If He cares so much about daily details, why do I worry that He will not care about the big issues in my life?

I need to remind myself that God will take care of what I eat, what I drink, what I will wear and every other detail.  For Him it is just small stuff.  Those who do not belong to Him are consumed with these issues.  The food and fashion industries encourage us to “seek after these things.”  But as a believer, I am to have different priorities.  My mental energies are to be spent on His Kingdom and what is of eternal value!  The rest is just detail and He is there to take care of it all.   Thank you, Lord!

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One thought on “Seagulls

  1. Exciting that when we put God first, He adds “all these things” — bottom line is that we are content with Him. xxxoo

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