Church we’re in a kairos moment. There’s an invitation to pause, draw near to God and wait on Him right now. Join us every day as we refuse fear, pray for the earth and take time not to be busy – but to be still and wait on the Lord.
Today’s devotional comes from Administrative Pastor Todd Eskes.
“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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” – Matthew 6:26-27 (NIV)
As I write this, the state of California has officially been put on a “shelter in place” order by the governor. Millions of people who normally would get up in the morning and go to work (“sow and reap”) will be forced to stay home. This drastic change in our daily lives can cause us to question our value and whether God even cares for us. And likely all will have some level of worry and wonder how they will make it for what is currently an unknown period of time.
This passage of Scripture is not downplaying the stress that comes with life, but rather is pointing us to the source of a life without worry, which is knowing who we are as children of God (Identity) and knowing that God’s nature is one of care and provision. It’s amazing to me that words which were said or written hundreds and even thousands of years ago can have such a profound relevancy to today. But this is the reality of serving Jesus, the Word of God. Because He is God he is outside of time and so he can speak to us in 2020 California just like he could to the Jews and Gentiles who walked with him when he was on earth.
As we face the uncertainty of the next season, hold onto the truth that you are valued by God and he will “meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19)! As a church body, we partner with you and look forward to hearing the many miraculous ways that God will provide for His children even during times of difficulty!”