Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!” NIV
I am so thankful that Luke wrote this down. Matthew recorded it, too, but, I think it is significant that more than one disciple thought to write out this advice. I, for one, can stand to hear it more than once.
When I looked at these verses in The Message translation this morning, I was surprised by what I found there in verse 24, “Look at the ravens, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, carefree in the care of God.” MSG
Where I live, one’s job description is pretty important. Everyone, it seems, defines themselves by what they get paid to do. And yet, God sees me as more than my job description, I am His child and I am valuable to Him. I will trust in Him and praise Him, and He will ensure that I am cared for.
I don’t need to worry — it isn’t in my job description.