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Weekly Devotionals

Aren’t You Far More Valuable?

25“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? 26Look 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? 27Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

Matthew 6

Back in college, I was looking for a new house to live in. My friend was looking for a roommate, so I thought it would work out to live there.  Everything seemed to be perfect and from God’s provision. As the moving day came close, my friend called me and said it would not work out for personal reasons. I was discouraged and sad since I was excited about moving in there and living with a dear friend. The worry came to my head again, and I was unsure if I would find another house to live in again. After getting her call, I went to grab a quick dinner and went to McDonald’s. As I was waiting for my food, I saw this small child and a grandpa eating ice cream together. The little girl was holding the ice cream so tightly, that the cone got broken. The ice cream started melting and dripping through her hand, and the girl started crying. The grandpa, as expected, took the ice cream out of her hand and tried to get a new ice cream. The little girl screamed at the top of her lungs, saying that it was her ice cream. Of course, everyone that was watching knew that it was only going to take a few minutes for her to get the new ice cream. Much better than what she had before. The only person who didn’t know that future is the girl. She had no idea why her grandpa took her ice cream and was mad. Then, I realized I was just like that little girl when I witnessed that situation, just shortsighted and not able to see the situation with a clearer perspective. Did I get my ice cream? Of course, I got a better house than what I missed. The waiting time felt like a decade, but now, looking back, it only took a few weeks. He is faithful.

As we read today’s scripture, it’s such a good reminder that we are His children. He cares for us far more than the grandpa cared for his granddaughter. He cares about us far more than He cares about wildflowers of the field. Do you have cares and concerns for tomorrow? Are you having a hard time trusting that God is your provider and protector? Let’s go outside and look at the birds in the sky and the flowers of the fields and see how they are fed and cared for. Your Heavenly Father cares for you. Blessings.