(26) Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?
(27) And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life?
(28) And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.
(29) Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his magnificence (excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like one of these.
(30) But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith?
(31) Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear?
(32) For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.
(33) But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
(34) So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:26-34 AMP)
“Your Grace is Sufficient” by Courtney Love
Tanagers are found in three different families:
- Cardinalidae – Grosbeaks, Saltators & Allies
- Emberizidae – Buntings, New World Sparrows & Allies
- Thraupidae – Tanagers and Allies
In Peterson’s EASTERN BIRDS (Houghton Mifflin, 4th ed., AD1980), the Western Tanager appears on pages 260-261.
290-291 in 6th ed. :)
Tanagers are marvelous birds — such brilliant colors and so energetic! Over the years I’ve seen a lot of Western Tanagers in Colorado. (If you have a copy of Roger Tory Peterson’s WESTERN BIRDS (Peterson Field Guides series, published by Houghton Mifflin, AD1990, 3rd edition), they are featured on pages 314-315.
Thanks, Dr. Jim. Unfortunately, my Peterson books are the Eastern birds. I’ll check it out at the library.
My Dad often quotes a lot of these passages to me when I worry too much about money! Always good to remember!