RE Verse reading–Psalm 23, Psalm 27:1-5, Psalm 116:1-9, Matthew 6:25-33 (day five) “Look at the birds of the air. . .your heavenly Father feeds them” (6:26) As we reflect this summer on the generosity of God, it is good to notice the certainty of Jesus on this topic. Without any hesitation, the Lord proposes a God who “knows what we need” (vs 32) and can be trusted to provide. The conviction of Christ on this subject came (in part) from His observations of nature. ( I think we would all be better theologians, and better people, if we weren’t always surrounded by man-made things). In nature, Jesus saw what we would call ecosystems–huge and successful systems of provision and protection, not just for people, but for animals and plants. What remarkable mind could design and balance such an operation? Only a gracious God! The whole universe points to a regular and generous giver. But only faith sees the deeper truth. . . this God is worthy of our trust!