Body + Spirit
Learn To Sing & Dance During The Storm
Today’s Scripture: Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Matthew 6:26 (KJV) Why do birds sing?
According to the above Scripture, Jesus tells us that the birds of the air do not sow or reap, nor do they gather food in barns because God feeds them. That’s the reason why every morning, bright and early, birds are perched on branches right outside of our windows singing away. This lets us know that it’s a brand new day and they are happy! But according to our clocks and what some of us call “noise,” we aren’t so happy. We wish those birds would just SHUT UP!
Birds seem to be happy early in the morning because not only has God given them a new day, but He has also given them provisions for the day. They only need to stick their beaks in the ground for a worm or look for an ant hill and their meal is right there. Sometimes He gives them a extra treat we drop food and the birds quickly eat it. For these reasons birds happily serenade God with joy and gladness.
Did you know that right after every storm there is always the sound of birds singing? If birds sing after a storm, shouldn’t we? As I’m writing, a very popular Christian song comes to mind. “His Eyes are on the Sparrow,” written by Civilla Durfee Martin. The lyrics are:
“Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come? Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home? When Jesus is my portion: My constant friend is He. His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me. His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free, For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
(Cutting to the 3rd verse) Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise, When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies. I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free. His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me. His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.”
You cannot listen to this song without the feeling gratitude for all that God has done for you. If you’re discouraged or lonely, Jesus is your portion and a constant friend. His eyes are on the sparrow, and He’s watching over you. So be happy and sing!
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s learning to Dance in the rain.
Each new day God’s mercies are brand new. He is faithful to provide. He provides for every living creature on the earth. The last line of today’s Scripture, Jesus also tells us that God values us more than the birds. So why is it so difficult for us to trust Him to provide for us? If the birds can trust God to provide, even after a storm, shouldn’t we? So sing during a storm and dance in the rain. Sing and give thanks in all things because God loves you! Blessings to You!