The Lord will See it. He will Provide.

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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.

What a beautiful picture of what was to come. Long after Abraham walked this earth, God’s Son walked to a cross where He became the sacrificial lamb for us all. God saw our need for redemption and He provided. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (I John 1:9) God will see all our future needs and will provide, according to His perfect plan. “And my God will supply all your needs, according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

Move forward with the confidence of those little chickadees, knowing your Maker will provide!

 

Chickadees

All is still.  Even the wind.

I stop to silence Styrofoam snow underfoot.

I listen to stillness.

At first there is nothing.

The only voice is color.

Blaze blue sky.

Grave gray maple.

Winter white birch.

Glossy green pine.

Lamb’s wool snow.

Now a new voice.  High, almost unheard.

Another the same.

Chickadees.

Small winter wonders singing in flight.

Joy and jubilation.

Celebration of God’s provision in seasons of hardship.

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Johannah Daniel

Johanna Daniel resides on a small farm in Wisconsin with her husband and four children. She has a great love for the outdoors and enjoys photography and whitewater paddling in her spare time. Through her love of creation, she has learned a great deal about who God is and what He has done for those who love Him. These are the insights she passes on in her blog, hoping they will encourage and teach others.

12 thoughts on “The Lord will See it. He will Provide.”

  1. Isn’t it amazing how the work of birds in winter can send us the message of God’s love for us? Those little chickadees remind us that God always provides, just as Abraham’s faith was justified by the appearance of the ram. Oh, to have that strength of faith!

  2. I love birds, so your picture drew me to your blog post. Our God is our great Provider and gives us not only what we need, but He goes above and beyond with His unfailing, never-ending love. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I watch the mountain blue birds from my window, wondering why they are here when the temperatures are getting down into the teens. But they sit on the fence and zone in on some unsuspecting bug in the grass. God provides for them, even in winter. I believe He’ll take care of me too. Thank you for your post!

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