Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Subject: Sparrows & Hair
Dear Ethan & Emily:
At this time of heightened security and alarm, the statements by Jesus about sparrows and hair offer tremendous comfort to all of us that have committed our lives to Him as our Lord and Savior.
“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill you. They can only kill your body; they cannot touch your soul….Not even a sparrow, worth only half a penny, 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 Him than a whole flock of sparrows.” Matt. 10:28 – 31.
And again in Luke 12: 6 – 7…Jesus asks: “What is the price of five sparrows? A couple of pennies? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to Him than a whole flock of sparrows.”
Probably more than any other graphic picture in the Bible….I have recalled these statements over my lifetime during times of crisis or stress. I have found that every time I stop and just visualize in my “mind’s eye” a small sparrow in the forrest and that it can’t even fall to the ground or take flight without God knowing about it…I find myself comforted by the realization that God sent His Son to die for me and that I am far more valuable in His sight than that little sparrow….that God knows EVERYthing (there’s that EVERY again as we discussed yesterday) about my situation and that He is with me in EVERY situation and will take care of me.
I find birds more interesting than hair so I have focused on the sparrow part of these passages rather than the hair, but depending on how much hair you have (Ha, Ha!) you might similarly be comforted by knowing God has numbered EVERY one of our hairs!!
So…relax in His care and provision…and be blessed by this little sparrow and the hairs on your head!
Have a wonderful day.
My love always,