He Feeds the Birds of the Air!

“Mama, I feel bad for that Mommy bird having to sit on her eggs without anything to eat, I bet she’s hungry.” My 6-year-old said with a worried look on her face. Every year a robin builds the most beautiful next under our deck and every year we wonder if there will be 3 or 4 eggs. This year that Mommy bird was busy with 4! I bet she was hungry after all of that building and egg making.

For those of you wondering if Mommy doesn’t come back because we touch the nest- she does. I am a huge bird lover. She yells at me, but she always comes back, hehe. 

I took this opportunity to tell sweet Julia about how God provides. Matthew 6:26 says, “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?” Amazing to think about how God makes sure the birds of the air are fed and to think we are even more valuable to him…

“But, Mama…God provides through his people! I really think we should give that Mommy bird some food.” She replied. Those sweet innocent little words spoke to me and made me realize how true her statement was. So often we pray- but we don’t ask God how we can be used. Manna isn’t going to drop this very second- it could, but most likely that Mommy bird was going to have to work for or find her food somewhere. Miss Julia wanted to give her a night off. All Mama’s need a night off, don’t they?

So….we had a birdie meal ministry that day. I didn’t know what to expect- if Mommy bird would even eat it, but we tried.

We even left a little on the ledge in case Daddy bird came home from work and was hungry.

Check that out. Julia was right….


“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,

or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;

or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,

or let the fish in the sea inform you.

Which of all these does not know

that the hand of the Lord has done this?

~Job 12:7-9

How can God use YOU today?



  1. Charlotte Moore says:

    Sweet story. Would never have thought of putting food in the nest.

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