Re:Verse reading–Matthew 6:19-34 (day five) “Look at the birds. . .are you not MORE IMPORTANT than they?” (vs 26) Allow me to borrow words from a national ad campaign to illustrate the words of Christ. When Jesus says that we are more important than birds, He uses a word (diaphero) which literally means “to carry through”. It refers to those things that, because of their value, we keep on our persons. Like “carry on ” luggage or prescription medicines that we “carry through” customs. We are those “things” to God! It is a small idea with a HUGE impact! When we can say “My life is important to God”–of such importance that He gladly contributes food and clothing (things of lower value) in service of the higher goal–at that moment we will be free to stop worrying and trust Him to provide. You are not alone in your concerns! Your LIFE is important to God! We are the company He keeps.