My mom was telling me about a bird they were watching at her work. The mama bird was busy making a nest, in a tree, right along side the sidewalk. No concern about people walking so close by everyday. I couldn’t wait to see it.
What I saw was this beautiful, messy, perfect nest.
A nest complete with pieces of a blue tarp, feathers, yarn, grass, some netting, a little plastic and I am sure some things I could not quite figure out. I admired her creative use of so many things to create her nest. To create a home for her babies. She made perfect use of all she was provided with. She had all she needed.
It made me think… do we believe we have everything we need? Truly believe? Do we trust that we have everything we need? Everything we need. Just like this mama bird. He provides for us always and He provides for us abundantly.
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. Matthew 14:20
Left over. More than enough. Abundance.
We may think we need this. We may be sure we need that, but what we truly need is provided to us. He knows our needs and He provides. Isn’t it faith to believe that?
The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11
Having the faith of knowing all is provided gives us open eyes. Eyes to not look past what is provided for us. Just like that beautiful mess of a nest. It may have not looked like something to build a home out of, but the mama used it and it was all she needed.
We have what we need provided to us. The question is do we have faith to see it?
By Jennifer, StudioJRU