• Serena Tan

Nikki Boy in our care

While the parents was away during the weekend, AK cooked for Nikki Boy’s meals but he just refused to eat. Until the evening, when we have to personally feed him by hand bit by bit, even then, he didnt seemed keen to have his meals.

It wasn’t until AK cooked our own dinner for us, and lure Nikkie into eating using our food as a bait, he started to eat quite a bit! It was quite a relief but I was starting to worry a lot about him already.

We put him to bed to sleep at night, making sure he was well covered under the fan, making sure the fan was not in high speed. 

AK woke up in the middle of one night to check on him.

I checked on him every few times before i doze off.

(I think we were more concern and fussing over Nikki than AK’s chicken pox-recovery process during the last few days…)

 It was quite worrying & sad , personally, seeing him in pain and going blind, then i start getting all worrying and uptight, but I remembered, God is in control in every situation even , little things on earth and i too remembered, that in our little bible studying, overly worrying is not good. If its time, its time. i kinda knew that.

So i prayed, probably seemed silly, praying for a dog, but somehow, I DID all the time, i know God listens to even prayers about little things, things that seemed insignificent to me. i prayed for his pain to be minimise, I prayed he didnt have to suffer much.

Then i remember the sparrow story…..

” God not only provides food for “the birds of the air,” but He also “clothes the grass of the field” (Matt. 6:25-34).

So instead of getting all hyper-worrying and uptight about Nikki’s Boy condition day by day, i rest the case to the Lord, about Nikki Boy and myself.  still. Afterall, its really part and parcel of a life. And i felt much better every time i prayed.


God’s Eye Is On Things We Deem Insignificant

“” Sometimes it seems that God is the only one who cares for sparrows. Cats and birds of prey like to hunt and eat them, and little boys have been known to torment them. Adults complain about how they multiply and consider them pests. Yet, Jesus said, “not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will” (Matt. 10:29). It is interesting that Jesus chose the most common of all birds to teach a profound truth: in God’s eyes, no one is insignificant! “”



The Bible clearly teaches that Christians are not to worry. In Philippians 4:6, we are commanded, “Do not be anxious [do not worry] about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God

Since worrying should not be a part of a believer’s life, how does one overcome worry? In 1 Peter 5:7, we are instructed to “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” God does not want us to carry around the weight of problems and burdens. In this verse, God is telling us to give Him all of our worries and concerns. Why does God want to take on our problems? The Bible says it is because He cares for us. God is concerned about everything that happens to us. No worry is too big or too small for His attention. When we give God our problems, He promises to give us the peace which transcends all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

Of course, for those who do not know the Savior, worry and anxiety will be part of life. But to those who have given their lives to Him, Jesus promised, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

There is no place for worry in the life of a sparrow, and no attempt stockpile supplies for the future — yet their lives go on. The point Jesus is making is not that the birds do not work; it has been said that no one works harder than a sparrow to make a living; the point He is making is that they do not worry. Sparrows do not strain to see into a future, which they cannot see, and do not seek to find security in the things they have accumulated for the future

Worry is needless, useless and even injurious (Matt. 6:25-32). Worry, which wears out the mind also, wears out the body. Worry affects our judgment, lessons our powers of decision, and renders us progressively incapable of dealing with life. Worry is a manifestation of our lack of faith in God (Matt. 6:30). We need to learn to be content (Phil. 4:4-13). “”

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