On our way home a few weeks ago, our family spotted a hawk sitting in a neighbour’s tree. We thought it looked majestic perched on a branch, with snow falling all around it and the winter wind ruffling its feathers. We decided to rush home to grab the camera, hoping it would wait. Seemingly unaware of our presence, we snapped these photos and watched until it flew away.
After some research we decided it might be a Cooper’s hawk. We spent some time as a family chatting about it and how God made this amazing bird. It was a glimpse into God’s perfect design!
Mathew 6:26 reads, “Look at the birds of the air. They don’t plant or gather crops. They don’t put away crops in storerooms. But your Father who is in heaven feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than they are?"
God’s creation is full of wonder, and creativity. The beauty in nature speaks to God’s plan and His power over everything. Isn't it reassuring to know that God doesn't miss a detail and that everything runs according to His will?
I have always found that nature is an easy way to share God's story. Creation and what we see outside is something that most people can relate to.
I like this passage in Mathew because God is reminding us that He cares for us. We have all had some kind of doubt or insecurity at some point, but through this passage we are instructed not to worry. God is aware of all creatures, both small and large, and knows each of their needs.
Isn’t it amazing that God knows us so well!
Tanya Chant, Director of Family & Children's Ministry