Posted by Lou Fellingham on 12 April 2017

Every day on the school run I pass a tree that is full of birds. Whether it’s in the summer and the tree is full of green leaves and beauty, or whether it’s winter and the branches are bare, the birds are always there. I love this tree because every time I look up I’m reminded of the scripture in Matthew 6:26 where Jesus says, “look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” My heavenly Father knows all about me and I don’t have to worry.

It’s easy to see God on display in nature, especially in the Planet Earth series. The beauty, the intricacy, the detail with which He orchestrates the world is staggering. There’s movement, there’s growth, life and death, all of it designed and woven together by a loving God. And how many other creatures are yet to be discovered by us, yet are still there, singing and dancing with delight to their creator?

Psalm 145 speaks of God’s greatness and His nearness. It speaks of His might, His power, His abundance, His majesty. It reminds us of His splendour, His glory and His everlasting Kingdom. It also speaks of His character, how He is slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love, gracious and merciful. He is good to all and has mercy over all He has made. It says that He is ‘faithful in all his words and kind in all his works’ and moves on to say that He is near to all who call on Him. How incredible to know that He is near to us! How incredible to know that He is upholding all things by His powerful word! He is sustaining and providing for all He has made.

Take a moment to remember that even as He cares for the sparrow that has no home, He cares so much more for us. I'm so thankful to be reminded of His amazing character and to know that this God is the one who loves us, that we can depend on Him and His timing that is perfect. Let me encourage you today to join with creation in worship to our Everlasting, Faithful God.

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