Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Do YOU Attend Sparrow Funerals? God Does.

During Sunday morning's message, I heard an incredible thought.
A heard a verse I've known for nearly three decades preached differently.
Referring to Matthew 10 the visiting preacher said,

"The Lord attends the funeral of every sparrow.
How much more He cares about the death
of one of His own."

He was teaching verse by verse through Psalm 116,
ministering the Lord's love and compassion for His people,
and had used these thoughts to support verse 15.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of His saints."

It was a timely reminder.

This brother, Uncle Bill from Story Book Lodge Christian Camp,
didn't know when he prepared his message for our little group of believers,
 that many of our elderly people had suffered serious health complications
in the past few weeks.

He didn't know that we're all secretly  fearing that very word ~

What a relief to be reminded  when a believer breaths their last breath on earth,
they breath their next breath of Heavenly air.

This sparrow verse thrilled me as a new believer devouring her Bible.
I marveled that God cared so intimately and so deeply about His creation.

I was also thrilled with this verse tucked in between the sparrow thoughts.

"But the very hairs of your head are all numbered."

I wondered why He would care about such a trivial thing.

The more I pondered this, the more I marveled. 
He just didn't know my strand count,
but the strand count of every person on earth.

When I brushed my hair and cleaned my hairbrush of the random strays,
I knew the Lord was subtracting those strands from the remaining ones.
Thirty years later, especially after losing a lot of hair due to thyroid cancer,
I still marvel about this.

Another verse that impacted me early on was Matthew 6:34,

"Do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

The God of Heaven was telling me not to worry.

He tells us He sees and understands these small details,
so we'll entrust Him with the
big problems
of our lives.

Another verse in that passage tells me why.
Matthew 10:31
"Do not fear therefore;
you are of more value than many sparrows."

We're valued by a hair-counting, sparrow-watching
loving and eternal God.

That's a good reason to not worry.


  1. I am in danger of worrying too much daily! Thanks for the reminder. Great hairbrush pic. :)

  2. ugh. Worry. I do it too. I pray but then the very next thing I do is worry. I need to read this daily! Thanks.

  3. Mindy, May I E-mail you post to a Brother and Sister? I think it will bring them great encouragement.Marilyn


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