We have backyard chickens and love them. I think everyone should have chickens, because just sitting and watching them brings such tranquility. Can’t buy that tranquility, but I can buy chicken food.
I was watching “Flour,” my son’s chicken. Flour was eating, drinking, interacting with the flock, and obviously very content. I had brought out some treats and she was quite happy to gobble them down. Anyhow, Flour had been a “rescue chicken” of sorts. She had been in two other flocks where she had been horribly picked on and outcast. She was slightly deformed, and they would not let her in. Yet here she is today, enjoying a stable place in the flock, and all the food and water and treats she needs. It reminded me of the scripture about the lilies: In Matthew 6 it talks about how the Lord is aware of all our needs. He has a plan. Things tend to work themselves out. We are to provide the faith.
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? aConsider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
I don’t think that we should expect to live in luxury even if we refuse to work, but I do think that we probably worry more about our temporal welfare than we need to.