Wednesday, May 2, 2012

More than Sparrows

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  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) 

For some reason, this is the passage that stuck with me after reading Matthew 10 yesterday morning. It might have something to do with the "fall" I had last week. I don't think I fell "to the ground outside my Father's care." But it was a good reminder that I am valuable to my Creator. I am worth more than many sparrows. It's a good reminder that I am in His care even if I did get hurt. 

Sometimes I think I forget just how much I am cared for and loved; I forget just how well He knows me! I needed this reminder yesterday -- and today. I need to rest in my Father's care. In His love. I need to remember that I am His and He is okay with me just the way I am. I need to trust in Him and not be afraid . . . of falling, of getting hurt, of needing help . . . of being happy, successful . . .

I fear so many things.

And His word says more than once, "Do not be afraid."

Don't be afraid because God knows. God cares. God is in control. 

He knows, cares, and loves because he values us!  I don't know how to grasp this. Honestly. I can't fathom how the God of the universe, creator of all that is, can value me. But He does. His word says so.

You are worth more than many sparrows.

1 comment:

Sheryl B said...

You are greatly loved by your heavenly father and your family. prayers being lifted up for you!

Mom B