Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Not Even a Sparrow Falls...

Scripture tells us that...

Jesus once mentioned (funny context for this word, but purposeful), "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.[a] 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."  Matt 10:29-31.

In traveling across Botswana and South Africa, we have seen a LOT of birds.  Ostrich are abundant, and we have decided are the most seen wild animal along the roads.  This may be because they are easiest to spot.
We've also seen thousands of weaver bird nests, perhaps for the same reason.

This makes Jesus' statement even more remarkable to us.  We are struck that there are a LOT of sparrows out there.  Plus I don't think Jesus was restricting Our Father's notice to just one class of animal.

Again, G^d is clearly beyond our simple comprehension.  Clearly if G^d notes the sparrow, then "I know he watches me" as the old hymn says.

G^d is love.  G^d doesn't miss a thing, even a simple bird.  Amen.

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