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More Special than Sparrows


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“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

Sparrows are pretty insignificant to humans. In fact, they can be downright pests! In Matthew 10:29 we read that two sparrows are sold for one penny; here we read that five are sold for two. In other words, an extra sparrow is thrown in free when four are purchased, yet even this odd sparrow is not forgotten in the eyes of Almighty God!

Now that being said, how much more will God care for and look after His own blood-bought children? He paid a high price for us, the blood of His one and only son Jesus Christ. Nothing is going to happen to us that has not passed through His hand first.

Just to emphasize it even further, Jesus goes on to tell that the very number of hairs on our heads are numbered. God cares about every little detail of our lives; there is nothing too insignificant for Him to care about! If it concerns us as His children, then we should take it to Him in prayer.

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of Thine own hands.” ~ Psalm 138:8

I love that verse in Psalms! Notice it doesn’t say that God always gives us the answer to our problems that we desire, but He always gives the answer that is perfect. He “perfects” that which concerns us, even though sometimes it may not seem as though His answer is perfect, it ALWAYS is.

Don’t let satan fool you into believing that just because bad circumstances occur in life that God doesn’t love or care for you anymore. God will never leave us or forsake us:

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” ~ Hebrews 13:5

When tough times come our way, it is crucial to remember passages such as the one here in Luke: God cares for sparrows and the number of hairs on our heads; He certainly has His all-seeing eye on us, knows what we are going through, and will carry us through our trials to the other side! How could we ever doubt Him?

Thank You, Father God, for sending Jesus to atone for my sin with His precious blood. Thank You for loving me and for all Your perfect care and keeping of me as I walk this earth. Help me to live a life that is pleasing to You in all that I say and do for Your glory. I love You so and give You all praise this day, Amen!

by Mary Heuss Nelson

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