This morning I had the good fortune to see two Carolina Wrens make their first flight. Janice, my girlfriend, and I have also had the good fortune of seeing the first flights of eastern bluebirds and chickadees over the last year. It’s a cool thing to witness! I had been observing these wrens poke their heads out of the bluebird box in my back yard over the last few days . As I write his, two fledglings remain in the nest, slowly getting up the nerve to make their inaugural flight.
I imagine the wrens must have had a lot of trust that their wings would carry them to a nearby tree as they launched out of the nest. Trust. It’s an important thing. That’s why I have identified Have Faith and Trust in God as a Spiritual Exercise. Imagine if you lived without the ability to trust. Life would be pretty nerve racking. The opposite of trust is worry and God tells us not to worry. In Matthew 6:25-33, Jesus teaches that His Father will provide food for the birds. Those baby wrens will have all the food they need. He also says that since we are so much more valuable than birds, that God will provide for all our needs. As I wrote in yesterday’s post, worrying over a period of time will likely have negative consequences on our health. I think that is one reason why Jesus told us not to worry. He knew not only that it has health consequences, but that worrying also steals our joy and peace.
God knows all your needs and He’ll give you all you need if you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. (verse 33) Stay connected to Him. Pray to Him. Keep your thoughts on Him. As God will meet the needs of those little wrens that flew off this morning, He will certainly meet your needs because He loves you so much.