Sparrows and People

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?  But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Luke 12:6-7

Sometimes in life, we might get the feeling that the Lord has forgotten about us.  That might be due to the fact that we are going through some trial or tribulation.  It might be due to the fact that we have sinned and have not confessed it to the Lord, thus breaking our fellowship with Him.  It might be due to the fact that we are like the prodigal son, far from home and far from the Father.  But whatever the reason, it can be a fearful thing to feel abandoned by the Lord.  We know that he has promised to “never leave us nor forsake us.”  But our hearts and minds can occasionally get feeble.

That is where this passage comes in.  In these two short verses, the Lord Jesus gives us some wonderful and comforting reassurance.  He reminds us that, as common as they are, He has not forgotten even one of the sparrows.  There have been millions of sparrows, a seemingly insignificant bird.  Yet God remembers every one of them.  A little brown bird flying around a forest, maybe never even seen by human eyes – but it is seen by God.  It lives and dies, falling to the ground – an insignificant event.  Yet God sees it, remembers it and never forgets it.

“…ye are of more value than many sparrows.”  If God sees, knows, remembers and cares about every sparrow that ever lived, imagine how much more He loves and cares about us.  To think that the God of Heaven even knows us is an amazing thought.  But just stop to think about how much He loves us.  Jesus is a wonderful Lord.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you for reminding us of His love today! God bless you!


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