I came across this from an article printed in a local newspaper during the lenten season:
"My friend asked me why I waste time on these useless creatures. They have no value. They don’t even look nice.
She is right. Yes, why do I waste my time on these hardy birds (they thrive in the harsh city environment, too, you know)? You see, they remind me of Psalm 8:4: “What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings, and crowned him with glory and honor.”
What are birds that man should be mindful of them? They are creations of God.
The care I give them reminds me that God values me more than the birds in the field and the lilies in the valley. I am a little lower than the angels. That is why I waste time on these birds.
By supporting the birds, I not only support Mother Nature but I also feed the faith I have in God: that he will never leave me nor forsake me.
It is a Lenten Season thought that comforts me when the going gets rough. For sure the birds believe that they will never be disappointed with me. How much more I in the hands of the creator of the universe?"