Breakfast on the Grill

This is a true story of love and provision.

My husband is a truck driver. Wednesday, his truck broke down about an hour and a half away from home. Wanting to save money on a tow, I hopped in the car at 5 am with a bag of tools in the hopes that he could fix the problem himself.

I arrived at a truck stop in The-Middle-of-Nowhere, Indiana, gave my husband his tools and waited in my car. Suddenly, my eyes locked onto a pair of sparrows. I watched as they flew from one truck grill, to the next truck grill, to the next, all the way down a line of parked trucks a half mile long.

What in the world are they doing?

Then, I noticed something big on the truck grill in front of me. I got out of my car, approached closer, and instantly knew…

They’re eating breakfast!!
They eat insects from one truck, then they fly to the next eating more insects. On down the line… What a wonderful mutual symbiosis, really a +/+ situation. The truck gets cleaned and the sparrows are fed.

So why is this a story of love and provision?

Because of this…

“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
Matthew 10:29-31

Especially during this global pandemic, there are many who are afraid. Many have been laid off from work or lost their job all together. But take heart, you are loved and your Father is strong to provide. He wants you to know that you are more valuable than even these sparrows. And look, look how they feast on their breakfast buffet!

But you have a job to do. You must employ that tiny, tiny, mustard seed of faith. Switch fear for prayer. Hold on to that mustard seed and don’t let go!

3 Comments on “Breakfast on the Grill

  1. far out – this never would have occurred to me. neat! … but should I point out that we have o painting of our foraging friends

  2. Christine, So enjoyed your post. It is true there is a strong sense of peace and inner strength when we realize that if God can provide for such a helpless creature as a bird, He will most definitely provide for us. We just have to know where to look, keep looking and work hard at it!

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