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Stop and remember the birds

Recently, my daughter and I were sitting in the Walgreens parking lot. It was a few days before Christmas, and we had entered into the pre Christmas rat race. We were trying to finish up all the shopping, cards, gift wrapping, planning etc. While, I was also trying to finish up all my work tasks before the holidays. No doubt, I was worried about several things. Many, if not all of which, were not necessary to worry about. My daughter exclaimed from the back seat while we waited for my husband to make a few Walgreens purchases, "Hey mom! Look at the little birdie." I was so lost in my own thoughts I did not even hear her at first, but thankfully her little voice persisted.

Thankfully, before it flew away, I laid my owns eyes on the little birdie that had captivated her attention. It was perched on top of a stop sign nearby. When I saw where the bird was located, I smiled. It was if if God was sending me a personal message to stop worrying.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?" (Matthew 6:25-27).

As you start the first full week of a new year, what is on your mind? What is causing you worry or anxiety? Remember the birds, take a look at this picture, and know that God has a plan. God is taking care of it. God is in control. So go ahead, spread your wings, surrender, and be free giving everything over to God!

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