Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26
Try to guess the bird population of earth. It seems like an impossible census because we can’t even count the birds in our own backyard. Yet about ten years ago, two scientists were determined to estimate how many birds are on our planet, and they came up with a colossal number—400 billion. That’s about 60 birds for every person. Think of it! God has created 60 birds just for you, to sing for you, to delight you with their aerodynamic maneuvers, to eat mosquitoes around your house, and to maintain earth’s ecological balance.
In Matthew 6, Jesus suggested we study the birds of the air because every one of them is a token of His care for you. Later in the same Gospel, He said, “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will…. Do not fear, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:29-31).
Every bird is a messenger of God, and their songs are sermons of reassurance.
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me. Civilla D. Martin, hymnist
40 Matthew 6 – Pastor Chuck Smith – C2000 Series