A Sparrow’s Sermon
In the Word
O Lord, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God. Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior. Psalm 38:21–22
Of the Word
Today’s mail brings bills, bills, and more bills. Both the fridge and the gas tank are nearly empty. So is the bank account. We cry out to God, “I’m worried. Lord, how will I manage?”
Jesus says, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:26)
Are the robins and sparrows preaching a quiet sermon? As they hop here and there, are they worried about finding the next seed or worm? What a silly thought! They simply take what the heavenly Father provides for them.
God provides even more for us. The Father gives us life. The Spirit gives us faith. Jesus promises rest. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
Walking with my Lord
Lord, You know that I am weak, weary, and worried. Forgive me and come quickly to strengthen me. Help me to trust in You for every need. In Jesus’ name. Amen.