Sparrows

I have spent the better part of the last 3 days fretting and worrying over something that in the end I have no control over.
If the circus that is currently going on in our nation’s capital in regard to the hearings and accusations against Brett Kavanaugh weren’t so serious they would be completely laughable.
I never cease to be amazed especially in politics at the lengths people especially in politics will go to to achieve their agenda.

I really needed a reminder to focus on what’s important and today I received one.
Several months ago a former coworker gave birth to a baby boy.
She and her husband had been trying for some time to have a child and the birth of this baby was an answer to their prayers.
I won’t go into details to protect their privacy but almost immediately their baby begin to have serious health issues.
In the days that followed it looked like their little one they had prayed for for so long one would not make it.
I followed their difficult journey and the days that followed from the hospital, to the specialists, to the diagnosis and
re-diagnosis none of them good news.
And then the miraculous begin to happen.
Little Nate defied all the diagnosis and began to get better.
Today his mom asked for prayer as they meet with his specialists tomorrow to try to determine what is ahead. As I thought about what they have been through for the last few months I realize my worries and concerns are small indeed. None of them ranked on the chart of importance even close to the well-being and the life that I pray to God has ahead for this little one.
And then I read these familiar verses of Scripture posted by Nates mom.
This reminded me of what’s really important.

Look, if you sold a few sparrows, how much money would you get? A copper coin apiece, perhaps? And yet your Father in heaven knows when those small sparrows fall to the ground. You, beloved, are worth so much more than a whole flock of sparrows. God knows everything about you, even the number of hairs on your head. So do not fear. – Matthew 10:29-30
The Voice translation
Why do I worry about the matters of this world. Maybe out of concern and fear for my children and my grandchildren. Maybe because I worry and fear for myself, my wife, my family ,my friends. Reading this verse I was reminded how insignificant all of these concerns really are.
I was reminded that the kingdoms and government’s and the people who so desperately desire the power that they give will in time all pass away.
But the love that God has even for the smallest creature, for  little Nate, for you and I will never pass away will never change no matter what this world brings.
And because I can be sure of that there is no reason to fear. Is this Eye Is on the Sparrow then his eyes are on you and me.

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6 thoughts on “Sparrows

  1. this is so powerful.

    have you heard of the authors Bodie and Brock Thoene? they have written many books … you can likely find them in your local library (b/c they’re expensive), and if your library doesn’t have them, you can do a library loan for them.

    anyway … she is the writer; he the historian. she has written a novel series about the Jews and WWII. it’s … powerful. and encouraging. and will build your faith in God.

    start with the Zion Chronicle series. truly … you will be amazed at how blessed and lifted up you are reading them. i should read them again 🙂

    https://www.thoenebooks.com/

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    1. Thank you Ame I will definitely find and read them. We are in such troubling times that it’s hard not to let the fear and anxiousness take control. Even though I know he’s not sometimes it seems that God is silent on a lot of these issues. Personally I just need to be refocused and what I wrote yesterday really did that for me.
      Thank you for reading and offering encouragement.

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      1. i think you will be encouraged reading them. all of their books are incredibly encouraging.

        it is so easy to get discouraged ‘in these times,’ but i think ‘these times’ have always been since The Fall. and i’m finding it is easier to give into discouragement the older i get, so it’s a harsh struggle for me. we tend to think to much as we get older, me thinks 😉

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      2. I have the first book on reserve at the library “daughter of Zion” I think is the title. I didn’t realize when I put a hold on it that there are others lol.
        Thanks for the suggestion. I love to read and look forward to reading them.

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