It seems as though the weather is in the news. Snow, freezing rain, ice, wind, traffic issues, schools closed, flights canceled.
Let me be completely honest. I am not a winter person. I do not like cold. I prefer warm, balmy temperatures. I will say that “when” it is snowing I think it is pretty, but that is as positive as this gal can get. Yes, I prefer summer and I am not afraid to say so. I may belong in the deep southern half of the USA on a permanent basis.
So I looked out the window and found myself watching these three little birds. I called them Larry, Curly and Moe. They seemed to have it together. They were flitting in and out of the ivy wall we have in our back yard. It is very thick and the ivy has taken on a life of its own. These boys (girls??) were getting deep inside the ivy and I would say were keeping as toasty as possible. I was reminded of a couple of things.
Yep, Larry, Curly and Moe were just fine. So why do I sometimes worry about my tomorrows? I am worth more than that the bird of the air. More important to God than Larry. More important than Curly, even Moe.
Then the second message hit me. Remember when I said that I do not like cold or snow? Well, I thought of Paul. You know when he wrote the church in Philippians from jail… “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry,whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:11-13
And I don’t like snow. Gees. Can I trust Him? Can I be content? He says I can so I just have to make that choice.
Enjoy your quiet time as the cold shuts down part of your world…and look out the window no telling what you might see!
And while being content, I might just look at some deep south pictures!! 🙂
~Be Encouraged Today