God cares for the birds…How much more does he care for us?
Today I wanted to share with you what happened to me yesterday and what I learned about God’s amazing love for us…sometimes he will use nature to show us just how much he cares and loves us.
I was out yesterday with my daughter and her friend. We went to the movies did some shopping and went for some smoothies. While we were out, I was pulling out of a department store when I saw a bird who was injured. It could fly a little but it looked like something was wrong with it’s wing. It was trying to fly upward but could not go very high and everytime it would try to me it looked as if it was making whatever it did to beginvwith worse off.
So I stopped the car but there was someone behind me so I pulled over and then she almost hit him she saw the bird hurt but to my surprise she did not even care.
I got out of my car and went over to the bird it was on it’s back and flopping around. My heart just sank. I felt so bad for this thing and I thought what am I going to do? I just can’t pick it up and fix it. I have no idea what or how but I knew I had to do something. I could not just simply walk away and leave this poor helpless bird to die.
Then I went to the car pulled out a towel and thought to myself “God if this bird can be put in a place away from traffic near some trees or something then if it will just take some time and rest then it might be able to fly off and be ok.”
Sometimes birds will hit something and they get hurt and they get startled and dazed so I thought this could have been what happened to the bird.
I took the towel and went over to the bird. I tried to catch it so I could put it in a safe place but it tried to fly off so I was having a hard time. At one point it flew up over the trees and I thought ok, this bird must not be hurt that bad, but then it came down just as fast as it went up and it hit the ground pretty hard.
It was at that point I knew it needed my help and I was not about to turn my back on it. I thought if I could just get this bird out of harms way it might have a chance to sit for a while and recover and be able to fly away.
I went back after the bird and this time I asked God to help me catch it. I took the towel and gently grabbed ahold of the bird. To my surprise it did not even try to fly off or move around it just simply stayed calm.
I covered it with the towel and got back into the car. We then went to a place where we could let the bird go and it would be safe. A place with trees and no traffic.
I took the bird and gently opened the towel and the bird just walked off and didn’t even fly away. He just sat there and started to clean his feathers.
I really felt like the bird knew we were not trying to hurt it but help it. What a great feeling we all had.
Now as I reflect back to what happened yesterday I came to this understanding. That bird represents people who have been hurt, broken-hearted, and simply lost. The lady represented how Satan treats all of us, with no care or concern at all. She did not even care if she ran the bird over. And that is how Satan feels about humans. He has absolute hatred for us. He does not care for our well being at all.
But then I came along and saw the injured bird and my heart went out to it. I wanted to help it no matter how many times it tried to fly away from me. I was not going to give up on that bird who needed my help.
And when I scooped the bird into the towel and gently carried it to a safe place so it would be protected from any kind of harm, I realized that God does the same thing for us!
Even when we run from him….and we get hurt….he still will try and help us simply because he loves us.
In Matthew Chapter 6 Verses 25 Jesus teaches about Worry….I thought you would find this interesting! It says: That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink,or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?
Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? The birds are precious to God…How much more precious are we to God?