Cedar Waxwings

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Cedar Waxwings are brownish birds with black masks and pale yellow bellies. They are frugivorous—fruit eaters. Those bellies of pale yellow are full of berries!

And sometimes those berries are fermented, and Cedar Waxwings get drunk. Yes, drunk! They fall to the ground, hit windows, get hit by vehicles, and die from injuries.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Most people never see a Cedar Waxwing hatch, fly, dine on berries, or fall and die. But God does. Jesus said not one bird escapes his Father's loving eye. Not one. So don't you fear. You're worth far more than any bird. Think of that today—and go easy on the berries!—in the high calling of our daily work.

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? (Matt. 6:26-27)