Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Worth More than Many Sparrows.

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. 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

Today, more snow fell across the North Shore. In fact, it is still snowing, probably for the rest of the day. The elderly lady that we are living with loves birds and has a particularly popular bird feeder on her front porch, visited every morning by her two-winged friends (and a couple of pesky squirrels). I've come to know some of the birds by now, having lived here for about a week. There are the big bully blue jays, the regal red cardinals, the chirping chickadees, and a noticeably fat robin. I even saw a hawk the other day, sitting on the fence post, likely here for a chickadee lunch.

Well, with the beauty and amusement of watching our front yard birds, I've grown quite fond of them. It reminds me of the passage in Matthew 10, where Jesus tells His disciples to not worry, for He cares so very much for them. He in fact cares for the sparrows and knows each one.

God's provision has been a main theme in my life this winter, as He has shown me such in a clear, remarkable way. If I care enough about these birds to provide seed (as we truly enjoy seeing them each morning, alive and fed, despite the cold winter), how much more does the Lord provide and take care of us...and enjoy our presence, and contentment in Him.

Just another lesson from the birds, I guess.

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