Even The Sparrows
I was having my morning coffee at my friends house on Saturday. Looking out the window, the birds had caught my eye. Specifically the sparrows.
Now, I’m not much of a bird person, but I did observe. They were a pair, going into and out of the birdhouse. I haven’t the fanciest idea if they had eggs inside or not. However, watching these birds immediately brought to mind this verse in Matthew 10:29-31.
” Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.Matthew 10:29-31 (NIV)
This reminds me of God’s love and just how deeply important we are to him. Jesus used an ordinary bird to illustrate this deep truth. Jesus is telling us that God is aware of everything that happens even to sparrows. Because God places such value on us we don’t need to fear how we are cared for, having our needs met, our messes, personal threats or difficult times. These can’t jostle God’s love nor uproot his Spirit from within us.
” He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. “Colossians 1:17 (NIV)
God is our sustainer. By HIM everything is held together, protected, and prevented from falling apart and spiraling into chaos. Since Jesus is the sustainer of all life, we are not independent of him. We must trust in him.