Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Look around you, Christian. God feeds birds and causes flowers to grow and makes lilies and tulips beautiful. This is His world. And if you have truly been born again in Christ, then the God who owns and runs this universe spent His all to adopt you.
Look at how tender this God is with robins and finches and dandelions and grass. And you are His child. Trust Him!
The word Jesus uses at the beginning of verse 28 doesn’t mean just to watch. He uses a word like that in verse 26, but in the sentence that begins verse 28 He uses a word that means to study or observe or learn from. So, seriously: Go outside and look. Step into your backyard and watch the petals of a flower flicker in a breeze like a candle flame, and know that every step in that dance is by His hand. Go look at a tree and see the odd shape and direction of its branches, gnarled like an old man’s fingers, and know that every moment from that tree’s first break through the soil to its falling back down back into it are all by the decree of the God who loves and adopted and values you, Christian.
“Do you see that sun coming up over the horizon, over there, tracing the blue sky with its warm gold? Do you see that bright yellow star our side of the earth is facing right now? Study it. Look at it. Birds and plants and stars and sins; this is all in His hands, child. Trust Him.”
This is a good God. This is a King we can trust. This is a beautiful, caring, creating, provident, kind, remaking, rescuing, adoring, wise God.
Let us seek His Kingdom first.
Let us trust Him.
Grace and peace.