more pleaseConsider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Luke 12:24 NIV

Some phrases instantly grab our heart and attention. Charles Dickens penned one such image in his book Oliver Twist. Oliver, a young labor abused and starving child walks up to the cook and ask, “Please, Sir, may I have some more?” He is beaten for his request.

Jesus is talking with a crowd of people about the issues that cause them the most stress. He addresses the lack of food, clothing, and housing by comparing how God cares for other parts of his creation.

Jesus wants them to know the heart and actions of Father God toward people who have real struggles such as these. What are your concerns in which you feel as if God is to busy to notice? What situations are you facing that caught you unprepared? Will God really be there to help me, because I know I don’t deserve it?

The focal point of his teaching hinges on the phrase “how much more valuable”. You are “MUCH MORE” valuable than birds or flowers of the field. God knows all of your short-comings, failures, and needs, and still sends the warmth of the sun, and the sweetness of fresh rain. We were not created for worry, but trust and dependency. With open hands we can receive so “MUCH MORE”.

Blessings Love y’all.