I woke up from a great nap on the couch on Sunday afternoon and spent a few moments just staring out the back windows while I decided on my next course of action for the day. As I stared out the window thinking about tomato gardens and listening to the sound of a chainsaw off in the distance, I noticed a single cardinal up in the tree.
This fascinated me enough that I moved from the couch to the window to study him further. I have always loved seeing a cardinal on a winter’s day. It may because it’s my mother’s favorite bird, so it tends to remind me of her. Or it may be that the hint of the bright red in the drab empty brown tree is so refreshing on a winter’s day. Of course the only thing better than that is a cardinal on a snow covered winter’s day!
As I watched him hop from branch to branch I wondered what was on his mind. Was he thinking about tomato gardens? Was he thinking about work tomorrow, or relationships? Did he care who won the Super Bowl? Was he worried about bills or family? What was going on in the little quarter ounce brain of his?
Then I remembered these words of the Christ
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?27And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Matthew 6:26-27 ESV
Are we not of more value?