What’s a Sparrow Worth?
“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. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.”Matthew 10:29-31
We have a bird table in our back garden and I love watching the antics of the birds, sometimes hilarious, sometimes thought provoking. The smaller birds scatter as soon as the bigger ones arrive, and they all seem to be afraid of the big black crows. There are definitely much more beautiful birds, with brightly coloured feathers, put together by their Creator in the most intricate and wonderful designs.
The plain little brown sparrows sit up high in the hedges and just wait their turn. It’s as if they feel they wouldn’t stand a chance among those bigger, bolder, more powerful birds.
Not One Goes Unnoticed by God
Do you ever feel like a common garden sparrow? I admit, I sometimes do. In this parable, Jesus chose the plainest, smallest, most insignificant-seeming birds to illustrate His point, but he didn’t do so to confirm that he thought sparrows to be insignificant – quite the opposite. He said not a single one falls to the ground, without the Father’s notice!
If God cares so deeply for the little sparrow, how much more precious are you to Him? In fact, every single hair on your head is numbered.
You don’t need to hold back, as the sparrows do, from ‘coming to the table’. There’s no pecking order, no favouritism, in God’s Kingdom, and He doesn’t value one more highly than another.
So if this is you today, don’t be robbed a moment longer by the thought that you are unseen by your Father. Come down from your ‘safe place’ and enjoy all that He has for you.