Today I watch the chickadees flit from tree to tree. They fluff their feathers against the bitter cold and go about their search for food, apparently carefree and confident their maker will provide their needs.
There are may names for God in scripture. The one this scene brings to mind is Jehovah-Jireh: “The Lord will see it… He will provide.” It was first introduced when Abraham took Isaac to Mt. Moriah to make sacrifices to Yahweh. Unbeknownst to Isaac, he was supposed to be the sacrifice. When Isaac asked his father where the sacrificial lamb was, Abraham simply answered, “God will provide.” And he did. He provided a ram for Abraham so Isaac would be spared.