Hi, this is Ryan Ross, Missions Pastor at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church with your Inspirational Thought of the day.

I am a dad of three awesome boys. As they grow older, the challenges of the world we live in get closer to home. Like every parent, I have had to encourage my sons when they feel like they are not good enough. I have had to pick them up and dust them off when they’ve fallen. As parents we are always there to care for our kids, and there is nothing they can do to stop us from loving them.

For some reason as adults we often forget that we too have a heavenly Father who loves us with a love that far exceeds even our love for our own children. Just like our kids, we fall, we are hurt by the words of others, and we feel inadequate for the challenges of the day.

Jesus reminded the disciples of their heavenly father’s love when He said, “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

You are much more valuable to God than a bird. So, trust as a child trusts, and know that your heavenly Father cares for you today and every day.