- Joe Norton
Consider the Ravens (2/6/2021)
“Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?” (Luke 12:24).
As Jesus teaches His disciples to develop a more intense faith and trust in God, He provides this example of how God takes care of an element of nature: Ravens. God cares for them; so, Jesus says He will certainly take care of His disciples.
A deep abiding faith is difficult to attain and sometimes even more difficult to maintain. Yet God has always taken care of His people, according to His plan. At times, we pray diligently for things to work out a certain way. And, as every Christian knows, things don’t always turn out the way we thought they should.
This is the point at which we make a decision that determines our level of spiritual satisfaction for the rest of our lives. Either we trust God and accept that things will work out for the best, or we doubt Him and take a path that can lead us to disbelief. This must be one of the reasons the scriptures insist that we continually strengthen our faith.