Luke 12:6-7 New Living Translation
“What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? 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 God than a whole flock of sparrows.”
What do you think you’re worth? Let me tell you, you are of incalculable worth to God. Let’s take a brief look at the sparrow. There are five species of sparrow in the world today. The largest species group is referred to as True Sparrows. There are 27 different types of True Sparrows flitting about the earth. Generally speaking, sparrows are small, plump, brown-grey birds with short tails and stubby, powerful beaks. The different species can weigh anywhere from a 1/2 oz to 1-1/2 ozs. Sparrows, which are primarily seed eating birds, have an extra bone in their tongues to help stiffen it giving them the innate ability to hold their seed firmly in their mouth.
Consider the intricacy of the birds’ skeletal structure, especially the extra bone in its tongue to aid in eating. Do you seriously think that just happened? Atheists would say the bird evolved into what we see today. But evolution is nothing more than a theory based on peoples opinions, not on facts. I choose to believe that it was by the grand design of a Creator God.
Now back to the sparrow; these tiniest of birds are a perfect comparative example of worth. If God, in all His power and wisdom, values the sparrow and doesn’t neglect them in any way, how much more does He value you? Luke makes a good point in saying that every single hair on your head is numbered. He knows how many hairs you have on your head!! With that in mind I would venture to say that God also knows the number of grains of sand there are on the earth’s beaches. It is meant to show that God cares and not just in a casual way. He cares for you intimately. He cares about everything that matters to you. He loves you and wants you to know it.
You may be down and out with nothing positive going in your life, but God still loves you. If you seek His face and trust in Him He will never fail you. He knows that you can be if you yield to the Spirit’s leading. You have nothing to fear. You are not worth more to God than one sparrow, but a flock of sparrows. If He takes good care of the little birds of creation He will most assuredly take good care of you, but you must have faith; you must trust the Lord. Fight off the feelings of inadequacy and doubt and embrace the One who created you in your mother’s womb. Do it without delay. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible, published by Tyndale House.