Thursday, March 20, 2014

Even the Birds by Martin Wiles

What might appear insignificant isn't to God.

Snow unlike I ever remember during my lifetime was falling. February had arrived and with it our worse weather of the winter. As I sat in my recliner and scanned our backyard, I observed a curious sight. A small sparrow perched atop our snow covered bird bath. Earlier in the day I had a strong desire to buy bird food and clear the snow from the bath. The inclement weather prevented me from going to the store for seed, so I had settled for removing a few of my wife’s cooked biscuits from the freezer, defrosting them, and scattering the crumbles across the top of the snow. I had also decided the snow melt would fill the bath. Almost immediately after the crumbs settled upon the snow, birds of all varieties descended upon the feast. 

What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. (Matthew 10:29 NLT)

The sight of the small sparrow perched atop the snow covered birdbath and the above verse jostled in my mind, reminding me that God cares about the smallest details of my life. I sometimes only invite him into the larger problems when he wants to attend each one.

According to Jesus, as a human being—the crown of God’s creation, I’m much more important than a sparrow. Others may be too busy to hear my story, but God never is. When others ask, “How are you today?” it’s often a common courtesy, not an invitation for me to actually tell them. With God, he really wants me to share, and I do this through prayer—often, consistently, and sincerely. 

Yes, God cares for that small sparrow, but he cares immensely more about you and me. Are you sharing your struggles, questions, and victories with the One who loves you more than anyone else possibly could?

Prayer: Merciful God, thank You for caring about every detail of our lives, large and small. May we bring them all to You for cleansing, guidance, and healing. 

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