Two Sparrows

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31)

These are the very words of Jesus, the one who is in essence and in being God, the one who was present in creation and the one who will come at last to judge the earth. He Has said with great compassion, “Fear not” These are not merely words, they are God’s own words, and we need to take comfort from them. Jesus point to the fact that even something as small as the humble sparrow, will not fall from the sky unless the Father wills it.

As for my hair being numbered, I believe they need to be re-numbered everyday, with so much of it falling out! But this is the comfort, God sees, God hears, and God cares. Not only that He has the power to uphold, sustain and rescue us, as weak and sinful as we are. Something like the little sparrow, which has no value in itself, we do not have value to offer God, we are valuable because He has place a value on us, He has given us His own dear Son. He has endowed us with His Spirit.  

I say these things not to preach, but to exhort you and myself to hope in God when things look a bit hopeless. Many today are either angry or depressed because they feel life has passed them by, that there is nothing of value they can add. Well here is the comfort. God has valued us, and this in itself is cause for amazement.

Simon Thomas

Author: Simon Thomas

First Published: 31January at Cause for Amazement

 

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