I love the nature that shows up in my backyard. This little chipping sparrow frequents our feeder and is one of the smallest birds out there. It’s so cute. We have other types of sparrows that come too but this one always catches my eye. God mentions the sparrow several times throughout scripture. I think he chose it because of its size. He wanted us to know He cares for all of His creation, even the smallest.
In Matthew 10:29-31 (ESV) it says: 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.
As I was going through a crazy week last week, I was pondering all of the things in my head that could go wrong. Did you ever have a time like that when there were so many changes and stressful situations surrounding you that you started to worry? That was my week.
And then the sparrow showed up. The tiniest bird in the backyard came to remind me.
God’s got this.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. … Matthew 6:25-34 (ESV)