Matthew 10:29-31 “What’s the price of a pet canary? Some loose change, right? And God cares what happens to it even more than you do. He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. You’re worth more than a million canaries.
Millie blushed. She didn’t think Joey had noticed her, and yet here he was; her shining knight! Vera and her gang were dragging her over the daily coals about how small and unattractive she was. Millie had almost burst into tears when Joey stopped by and shamed the girls for their actions. He made Vera and the gang apologise and leave. When they were gone Joey gave Millie a hug and told her she was perfect the way God made her. They started talking and that’s how Millie got to know that important 6th former joey had noticed a trifling first year like her.
So many bullying voices speak to us each day. Someone tells us we’re not good enough, or smart enough, or pretty enough, or simply not enough almost every minute and we believe them. That’s kind of sad. God never says that about us. There are a zillion ways He tells us how special we are; right from the story of creation where He opted to make man in His image. Every day He does something new for us to remind us that we are precious and if we forget all we need do is read the Bible. One verse that tickles the heart of a dear friend is the text for today.
She says it touches her to realise that despite all the major things God has to deal with each day He still has time for her. It’s not rushed time; its time enough to count he hairs on her head, time enough to cater to her needs. God has the time to even look after the tiny sparrow and she was made in His image; why wouldn’t He have time for her?Think About This
Knowing God’s eye is on the sparrow and that He watches over her; clearly spells out L-O-V-E to her. What in God’s Word spells love to you?Prayer
Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise in my life, when the songs I sing give place to sighing, when all hope within me dies, please remind me to draw closer to You. Your eye is on the Sparrow and I know You watch me so that from care You set me free.
In Jesus name I pray. Amen