Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Birds and Needs
Jesus once said that His people need not worry about what they will eat, drink, or wear. Having been unemployed going on three months, believing this is a matter of life and death. Recently, there has been a bird that comes to our back yard to feed on the trash sitting in a can. Every day I see the bird fatten himself on this trash. Today, however, the trash was gone but the bird still came and searched the area for his meal. I was moved by the bird’s need so I got him a piece of bread. The sourdough bread I gave him was infinitely greater than the filth he was eating, yet had to wait. I think this is how God works with his people. We become satisfied with the trash we feed on until one day even that is taken away. We come back to the same place looking for the meal that has sustained us only to find it gone. It takes God moving in someone else to make the bread available so, despite our need, we must wait. God Almighty moves the hearts of men to give food, clothes, and shelter. We simply must have faith when the filth is taken away because it is only a matter of time before your feast is tossed in front of you.