Corky and Louise were ground squirrels that once lived by our house. Corky followed Papa Tim around all over the place. If Papa was working on his truck, Corky watched every move. If Papa walked into the garage, Corky followed him, just like a little dog!
Every morning, Louise would come up onto the deck and eat my petunias. They were her favorite food of all. But I didn’t buy flowers so she could eat them! So I moved them where they would hang over her head. Louise would stand below the deck and look longingly at the petunias with a sad face. I could tell she wanted some, and I was willing to share a few.
I picked one petunia and dropped it off the deck. It floated down toward Louise like a parachute. She reached her tiny paws up, grabbed it and stuffed it into her mouth. I dropped another one, and Louise ran over to catch it, too. Every morning, I dropped a few petunia blossoms down to Louise and she would catch and eat them. I liked feeding her!
Did you know that God provides food for us, like I provided food for Louise? Yes! He tells us to ask him for food when we are hungry. When we love God and obey him — when we give our hearts to Jesus, God the Son — then God the Father takes care of us, for we become his children. He is a good, good Father! He watches over us and gently leads us and feeds us.
Jesus said, “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows your needs. Seek first the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:26, 31-33, New Living Translation)
What a great promise!
I’ll see you at the next Campfire!
Hugs & kisses,