I opened the window in my dining room on a breezy summer morning and sat down with a cup of tea. The fresh air blew the hair away from my face while I watched birds in my backyard. Some were soaring through the air flying from tree to tree while others were taking seeds from the feeder.
The birds outside my window were Black-capped Chickadees. These songbirds have petite bodies with large heads and can be found in most backyards across America. They are very active birds, never staying in one spot for too long. As I watched them, I was reminded of Matthew 6:26.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26
Exactly how does God feed these birds? I did some research and what I found is so amazing and really makes this scripture come to life.
The Black-capped Chickadees (I love saying Chickadees), unlike other birds, do not fly south for the winter. They live, fly, eat and build nests within a ten mile radius all year long. In order to survive the cold winter months, they start collecting seeds from berry bushes and trees in October and store them in various places within their ten mile home.
Can you imagine having to remember where you stored food in such a large area? How can these little birds remember all of those hiding places?