Upon asking God what to write today, this is what he placed on my heart. To write about a Sparrow. Is this you? Can you relate?
In the bible, a sparrow was an insignificant bird. If someone was poor, they might bring a sparrow to the temple in place of a goat or sheep. Apparently, no one got real excited about these birds. They kind of seemed annoying to some. They sold for a very cheap price and they were often found in noisy flocks and built untidy nests. 'Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.' (Matt. 10:29-31).
God not only acknowledges the sparrow in the bible, but says YOU are of more value than MANY sparrows. If God sees the insignificant sparrow and acknowledges it, how much MORE does HE see and acknowledge you? How much more will He take care of you?
If you can relate to this, I'm assuming that you feel insignificant and/or forgotten. I remember times I have felt the same. Regardless of our past, present or even our vision of the future, we all go through these times. Insignificant and forgotten. The bible is telling us that even though we feel that way, however, it really isn't true. Not with Him. Just because you may not have all thee answers today, or even feel His presence today, don't give up. Your breakthrough is probably right around the corner. Times seem darkest right before the dawn. Trust Him to lead you through even if can't feel His love today.
God loves you and wants you to know this. You aren't reading this by accident, but this message is designed for YOU. His love doesn't go away like an abusers does (if that was ever love to begin with). Trust Him to show you what true love means. True love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:7-8…7It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never fails....' Believe today.
Lord, touch the ones reading this with YOUR great love today, so that they feel You and know that You exist. Let them know that they aren't insignificant or forgotten. Touch them right now, in Jesus name.
Rachel Everhart RN