Faith Over Fear
Updated: Sep 11, 2020
For the last few days, as I worked at my desk and sat for hours at my computer, I had a pleasant distraction outside of my window. Two blue jays were flying and playing and enjoying each other's company. One would feed the other while tweeting and making bird calls. They would flutter around without a care in the world...... no knowledge of a pandemic..... no concerns about COVID-19…. No need for personal protective equipment, yet they had everything they needed.
As I enjoyed watching them frolic & fly, I was reminded of a scripture that my parents shared with me as a child. A scripture that the Lord brought back to my remembrance. This passage in God’s Word talks about the provision of God.... "..... stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, ..... Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?" Matthew 6:25-26 (AMPC version) Watching those two blue jays really crystalized and clarified the true meaning of Matthew 6:25 – 26. Two little birds outside my window helped me understand what that scripture is trying to convey to believers. Watching those two birds helped me to realize the futility of worry and the freedom of trusting. At that very moment, I purposed in my mind to be more like the blue jays.
Trusting our Heavenly Father to provide for our needs, now and after this is over, will decrease anxiety and increase peace of mind. Knowing Him as Jehovah Yirei – The Lord my Provider, gives me the peace that passes all human understanding (Philippians 4:7). So, when you're tempted to worry, remember the blue jays! Remember, Faith over Fear.”
Submitted by Rev. Sonia Dinnall