But we still do need to eat in order to live. Jesus knows that, and so He points to the birds: “Look at the birds of the air…your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” In other words, if God provides for the little birds that fill the sky, he will certainly take care of His children – all those who trust in Him. Does this mean we should, like the birds, “neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns?” Not at all. God expects us to work for our meals, just as the birds seek their food in various ways (See 12Thessalonians 3:6-10). But we should not worry about having enough to eat. The contrast is not between activity and idleness, but between work and worry. So, as we go about our daily tasks, we can do so with thanksgiving for all God has given us, and confidence that He will continue to meet our needs.