December 19, 2007

 

“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?”

 

--Matthew 6:26

 

God often uses unlikely people, events, and circumstances to provide for us. Even when we think there is no way out or no hope… He always provides.

 

But here’s the question I want to ask you today, do you honestly believe that God will meet your every need?

 

Many people know the story of the good Samaritan… how God strategically placed a Samaritan along the Jericho road to meet the needs of the Jewish man who was robbed and left for dead. The key thing I want you to remember here is that the one who helped the man was a Samaritan… a known enemy of the Jews.

 

Imagine if you will, that you’re the Jewish man in the story, laying on the ground, severely beaten, and scared half to death. Now, imagine seeing your sworn enemy heading your way. You’d probably think you were about to get another beating! That’s probably what the Jewish man in this story thought.

 

Instead, the Samaritan man showed compassion and love for his Jewish enemy. He took him in, cared for his wounds, and provided a safe place for him.

 

You know, I’m always amazed at the creativity of God… how He meets our needs through the most unlikely people or circumstances. Even when we think things couldn’t get any worse, God always has a plan in mind.

 

Take a moment to reread today’s verse.

 

You are more valuable than the birds of the air! And God is there to take care of you every step of the way, even through the most unlikely of situations. That’s why… no matter what you’re going through today… you can trust in God and fall into His arms of peace, safety, and rest.

 

Even when we think there is no way out or no hope, God always provides.