matthew 6:26

Guest Post by: Sarah Honett

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““Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” Matthew 6:27 convicts me more than I’d like to admit. While I know that worrying about something will not affect its outcome, I still struggle with this. In reading this passage (Matthew 6:25-34), Jesus reminds us of several key points. Here are the two that stick out to me most this morning: 1) We are valued. 2) Stay in the moment. In my typical day, I really don’t think about birds… Sure, I see them flying overhead often, but I don’t ever stop to think about a bird’s life. When I read Matthew 6:26, I am reminded that they live in the moment. Birds don’t have a savings account or storage facility. They don’t worry about climbing a corporate ladder. They are “free” and “careless in the care of God.” The NIV states, “your heavenly Father feeds them.” For those of us that struggle with worry, God wants to give us freedom from worry. He wants to remind us that He takes care of feeding the birds and giving them shelter, and He wants to do so much more for us. I needed this guest blog. I …Read more

Guest Post by: Dave Hungarter

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“Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?” Matthew 6:26 On March 9th of this year, the most incredible thing happened to me; I became a father. My baby girl was born into this world both healthy and ready to learn, and my wife and I were in for a new adventure. The last 7 months of my life have presented me with many challenges. There have been late nights, bumps and bruises, and very little time to do anything, but work and be a parent. Those 7 months have been the greatest 7 months of my life because I have been able to see the world through the eyes of my girl. Seeing the world through an infant’s eyes is an amazing thing. I get to see the joy our dog, brings her when she sees him playing. I also get to see the safety she feels when her mom holds her tight after bumping her head. Being able to see these things through her eyes has given me a new perspective on life. It has …Read more

Guest Post by: Mark C Ryan

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You are more valuable In Matthew 6:26, Jesus asks a poignant question of us “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?” However, within the context of Matthew 6:25-34 it holds a much broader meaning. When we pray and beg and plead and work through our own strength to ensure the necessities of life are provided for us and our families, we have given up on God. The question, “are you not much more valuable than they?” may be thought provoking and poignant, but it is also completely redundant. This isn’t the first time this question was asked. In Job 38:41, God asks Job, “Who prepares for the raven its nourishment when its young cry to God And wander about without food?” God assures us over and over that He cares for us more than He cares for the birds. * Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 * This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. …Read more