You are of more worth than many sparrows. Amen!

A reminder that we are valuable in the eyes of God can bring comfort, peace and perspective in the midst of life’s difficulties. Have you ever seen a sparrow you didn’t like? They are tiny, cute, jumpy, chirpy and seemingly created to make us smile. God must have enjoyed creating them because, after all, He made so many of them. In fact, about a dozen are flitting away outside my window even as I write. Yet these small birds can go unnoticed by some folks in our 24/7 world of hustle and bustle—though watchful birds of prey take particular notice of them. It’s by reference to the tiny sparrow that Jesus addresses our gnawing concern in a thoughtful and direct manner to show that nothing escapes God’s loving attention regarding those called according to His purpose. Ever the masterful Teacher, He draws on a common marketplace transaction His contemporary audience would have understood. We’ll come to see that God attentively views these most fragile of creatures as an example of His care for us who are made in His very image. We might say that people are like sparrows, yet of far greater worth! Have Faith that there is nothing that is happening to you that He is not ultimately in control of—the Lord is saying to you: Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Amen! 

So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. - Matthew 10:31