“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?” (Matthew 6:26).
The kinship we have with the rest of God’s created order is that we are both sustained by the faithful provision of God. Our greater value, however is evidenced on several fronts: we are created in the image of God; we are ascribed a mission and purpose of service that the rest of creation is not. To hear the One that speaks through his living Word means we possess that which does not arise from the natural order of things. When you take the time to look, it is easily seen.