Thursday, September 25, 2008

"I Am Worth More Than Many Sparrows!"

This morning I looked out my back door and saw about a dozen sparrows dining on my patio. Since there's only room for two at a time at the "drive-in" bird feeder, the rest were on the patio getting grain that had spilled out from the feeder. They didn't seem to have a care in the world as they hopped about and ate breakfast.

This afternoon I have a medical procedure in my doctor's office that I'm not looking forward to because of the high potential for pain. I have had the procedure before, but I was under general anesthesia then. Today I will only have local anesthesia and I admit that I am somewhat frightened. Then I must wait for the test results to come back and this can produce anxiety if I don't cast my cares on God.

God used the sparrows this morning to calm my anxious heart and fearful mind. While watching them, I immediately smiled as I thought of the song, "His Eye Is On the Sparrow." Some of the words include "...His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me." That reminder from God has given me added peace and calmness regarding the procedure this afternoon. I will also be encouraged with God's Peace while I am waiting for the biopsy results to be reported to me.

Matthew 10:29-32 (NIV) says: "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

Are you anxious and fearful about anything today? God can use even something as common as a sparrow to calm you and to give you His Peace that passes human understanding. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you in His own special way for your circumstances and He'll calm your fear and anxiety too. He specifically tells us "...don't be afraid...." With God as our Father, we too can be like the sparrow--without a care in this world, for we know He watches us and that we are valuable to Him.

Dear God,
Thank You for using your sparrows this morning to remind me that I am more valuable to you than many sparrows. Thank You that I don't have to be afraid--because You told me not to be! Thank You that You love me and care about all the details in my life. Thank You that Your eye is watching over me in all circumstances.
In Jesus' Name I pray,
© 09-25-08 by Janet F. Broyles
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