“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
One of the great joys in my life is caring for and watching birds. I enjoy feeding them, watching their movements, cataloging them (59 different species come to our feeders), and just plain loving them. Birds are beautiful. I’ve even prayed for birds that I did not see at our feeders and watch God respond and bring those specific birds to my sight.
But as much as I love the birds that come to our yard, it cannot compare to the love that God has for us. You might think, “Yeah. Duh! Of course God loves us more.” Well, you’re right. But there are some people out there who feel no one loves them that much. They feel they have no value to anyone, even God.
Let me be transparent. I’ve felt that way. Yup. I felt I lost everything and that no one cared. Not even family. I felt no worth. Not even the value of two copper coins. But then I met Jesus. And I found out that there was love available for me. I just needed to accept it. Do you know it is impossible for God to forget about you? Impossible! You are His creation and His desire is to spend eternity with you. He wants to pour out His love on you, to care for you, to give you shelter and peace, to give you hope when you see no hope, to pick you up when others want to put you down. He wants you to know Him as your God because you are His own. And while you thought no one cared, God cared and He continues to love you with an everlasting love.
My birds, they give joy to my life. But my God IS the joy, the reason, and purpose for my life. He is my God and I am His child. Dear friend, may I introduce you to Him? His name is Jesus.
Dear God. There is someone out there that feels no one cares. No one could love them. Lord that is simply not true. Thank You for Your love that is everlasting. Thank You for Your grace and mercy that softens hearts. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus, who bridges the gap between us. Holy Spirit, bring my friend to a place of grace, of mercy, of forgiveness, today. Come into my friend’s life. In Jesus Name. AMEN.
Don’t believe me, believe God!