“Behold the fowls of the air…” God’s care extends even to birds. There are two reasons why it will more certainly extend to His people. First, they are better than birds. Birds have no souls, do not bear the divine image, have no spiritual nature, cannot worship nor voluntarily serve God, have no future and immortal life. The God who cares for a little soul-less bird will surely care much more thoughtfully for a thinking, immortal God-like man. Secondly, God is our Father. He is creator and a provider of the birds but not their Father … From the birds though we get a lesson of trust. Every little bird sitting on its bough, or singing its sweet song, ought to lead us to renewed confidence in the care of our Father.
(J. R. Miller)