The Provider

A few weeks ago, my students and I talked about provision. 

Do you realize how many times birds are used in the Bible to demonstrate how God provides for us?

  • The dove that found dry land for Noah
  • The quail God sent to feed the Israelites in the wilderness
  • The birds that replaced a lamb for a poor man’s sin offering
  • The ravens that brought food to Elijah
  • The sparrows that God feeds and clothes and notices as a lesson to us to trust His care

And that’s just a quick few!

I fully believe that one day, scientists and linguists will finally team up to translate birdsong.  And in that day, there’s no question in my mind as to what every single bird will be saying: trust Him.  Oh, they’ll all phrase it a little differently.  A crow might just say Trust Trust Trust Trust while a meadowlark will definitely hymn more along the lines of how-how-how WONDROUS it is to trust in Him.  But though the words may vary, I know without doubt that the message won’t. 

In fact, I only have one question about the whole matter:

Will we ever listen?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.”



  1. #1 by Laura on December 17, 2010 - 3:37 am

    Uplifting thoughts beautifully expressed, Cristy.

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