Behold the fowls of the air
Received an email today which talked about a possible coming catastrophe which would cause food shortages and possible panic. What do we do, if anything, to prepare for this?
Today, it is raining which is good since we need it and as I look out my window and watch the birds fly around, enjoying the bounty of bugs that float in the puddles, I am reminded of Matthew 6 in which the Lord tells us not to worry about what we shall eat because He feeds the birds and he will feed us.
Okay, Christians are to not worry but rather trust God. Are we doing this?
Back in 1999, when we were told to prepare for Y2K, I for one was not financially able to stock up food etc but when I took it to the Lord, I was reminded back then also of Matthew 6. And guess what? It all worked out just fine.
In the past as a single parent or as a missionary, whenever my material future looked grim, each time the Lord provided. And He continues to do so.
This is why I say, come what may, I put my trust in the Lord Jesus and if He leads me to prepare in some way, I will, otherwise I rest in His promises.
May the peace of God be yours through the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, Who promises to meet ALL our needs!
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.