Devotions By Jan

The Sparrow

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female-sparrows-fight-over-the-nest-build-by-a-male-sparrowScripture for Today: Matthew 10:29 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.”

These sparrows look as if they are about to fall!  The two females are fighting over the nest that the male has just built.  The male with the yellow markings is vainly trying to break up the fight.  It does not look as if he is succeeding!  These small gregarious birds are especially aggressive when protecting their nests from other birds and even from other sparrows.  The sparrow is one of the more familiar birds as they prefer nesting close to humans. They are a common sight as they are partial to man-made structures for their nest-building.

Today’s verse uses the example of a sparrow to illustrate just how minute and detailed is God’s knowledge and care of His creation.  Jesus uses something common and inconsequential to explain that nothing escapes His notice.  At fifty cents each, two sparrows are not worth much in the grand scheme of things.  And yet, the Lord is aware of the movements, needs, birth and death of each one.  If He cares that much about something so small and insignificant, we can be assured that He sees and cares so much more for His own children.  We are worth more than these two little birds (verse 31).

I know that I have value to the Lord because He died for me.  Because this is true, there is no reason to fear (verse 31).  I will not fear what man can do to me (verse 28).  I will not fear bad news (Psalm 112:7).  I will not fear any evil (Ps. 23;4) nor will I fear sudden disaster (Prov. 3:25).

Thank you Lord, that I can stand firm, steadfast, and confident in You!

Look familiar?  This is a repost due to summer ministry.

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One thought on “The Sparrow

  1. Such comforting and encouraging thoughts from Him. Thanks

    Why should I be discouraged and why should the shadows fall?
    Why should my heart be lonely and long for heaven and home?
    When Jesus is my portion, my constant Friend is He,
    His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.
    His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

    I sing because I’m happy;
    I sing because I’m free;
    His eye is on the sparrow
    And I know He watches me.

    Let not your heart be troubled; these tender words I hear;
    And resting on his goodness I lose my doubts and fears;
    For by the path He leadeth but one step I may see;
    His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.
    His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

    I sing because I’m happy;
    I sing because I’m free;
    His eye is on the sparrow
    And I know He watches me.

    Whenever I am tempted; whenever clouds arise;
    When songs give place to sighing; when hope within me dies;
    I draw the closer to Him; from care He sets me free;
    His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.
    His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

    I sing because I’m happy;
    I sing because I’m free;
    His eye is on the sparrow

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