Have you ever watched birds eating on a snowy day? It takes
some effort on their part. They don't just sit around waiting
for someone to put food in their mouth.
Is God feeding them? Directly or indirectly?
the birds. This implies that God provides for every creature.
Yet, if a bird sits still, instead of gathering the food God
has provided for them, they will starve.
Yes, the birds can be a good lesson for us. They don't worry.
Neither should we. They gather what God provides for them. So
I don't know whether the birds are thankful to God, or not. But
we should be thankful. And we should recognize that God is the
Source of all the good that we enjoy in life.
So work, but don't worry.