“Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?
“Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?”
Jesus spoke those words in the twelfth chapter of Luke. Check this out: This little word is packed! It is the Greek word katanoeo and according to The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance, it means, “to pay attention, notice, observe, consider, contemplate; this word has a strong implication that the attention paid is intense, and the contemplation is broad and thorough, resulting in complete understanding.” Who knew so much meaning was behind one little word?
As we observe and gain a complete understanding of how God takes care of ravens and wildflowers and how much more is his care for His children, we can rest secure in His provision and have no fear in giving as He leads!