“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. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
–Matthew 10:29-31 NIV
It’s easy to think that God is unconcerned, preoccupied with bigger things, or just generally not mindful of our everyday struggles. Jesus’ words above should put such foolish notions to rest. There is nothing remarkable about Sparrows. Their appearance and song are bland. They reproduce in high numbers. And yet, God is mindful of a single sparrow. He knows where they fly, He knows when they die. There is nothing in God’s creation that is beyond His concern and control. God’s eye is on the sparrow, and His eye is on you. He knows how you feel, and what you need. Which is why He proved His love and concern by becoming human to pay the price for our sinful rebellion against Him. When Jesus died, your slate of sins was wiped clean. Through faith in Jesus, death no longer has the final say. You will live, after you die, in the perfection of heaven. Life can be hard. But don’t be afraid; you are worth more than the half cent sparrow.