“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”Matthew 10:29-31
Jesus liked to use vivid imagery to describe His love and care for people.
There’s nothing that special about sparrows; in fact, they were worth less than a cent. Yet Jesus says they are still cared for by God in heaven.
An even more amusing and memorable picture might be of God counting how many hairs you have on your head and noticing every time you lose a strand.
Especially in today’s current circumstances
– with the COVID-19 epidemic & the closing of hair salons –
I can only imagine His amusement with all our color-treated roots showing!
However, this is how these parables work, we get a vivid picture in our heads, and it reminds us of how extravagant and careful the love of God is.
You might be worried about provision right now or wondering if God cares at all.
Read the Scripture passage above again.
Having read the passage once more, I pray that you may accept into your own heart…
if he cares for the meagre sparrow,
He WILL certainly care for you!
Likewise, if He knows the number of hairs on your head
– no matter grey or color-treated –
hugs n’ blessings for being bold enough to ask Jesus to meet your every need!
May we give any current stress about our needs over to Him, trusting that He will always take care of us – in all ways.
*Bird photos courtesy of Unsplash.com