Daily Devotion: “God Doesn’t Care About Me”

Matthew 6:26, “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

“God doesn’t care about me,” some of you Christians may say. What a ridiculous statement! Such doubt directly contradicts Christ’s word here, who is the direct revelation of God the Father (John 14:9-10). Such doubt is to call Jesus a liar. Take comfort, therefore, in His words. I am particularly fond of Martin Luther’s comment on this passage:

Christ says: “Every day you see before your very eyes how the heavenly Father feeds the little birds in the field, without any concern on their part. Can you not trust Him to feed you as well, since He is your Father and calls you His children? Shall He not be concerned about you, whom He has made His children and to whom He gives His Word and all creatures, more than about the little birds, which are not His children but your servants? And yet He thinks enough of them to feed them every day, as if they were the only thing He is concerned about. And He enjoys it when they fly around and sing without a care in the world…” Now, since the birds have learned so well the art of trusting Him and of casting their cares from themselves upon God, we who are His children should do so even more.

The Sermon on the Mount, LW 21:198
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