Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I saw this bird in the road one morning and felt compelled to take his picture. I wondered how he had died. Had a car hit him, was it old age, heart failure, or maybe a stroke? Seeing him reminded me of something Jesus said about our Father:
"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" (Luke 12:6-7).
The Matthew version of the same parable gives a little more insight:
"Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's leave (consent) and notice.
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered." (Matthew 10:29 AMP).
The coins spoken of here are worth less than 1/4 cent...not much, huh? Our Father does not allow even one sparrow to perish whose 'market value' is approx. 1/8th of a cent! That little bird does not die without, #1 -the Father's notice, and #2 (maybe more importantly) -the Father's notice. He doesn't forget even one. Then Jesus said that each hair on someone's head is numbered!?! What kind of God numbers the hairs on the heads of every living soul? Our God. Let me say once again, what kind of God keeps a constant running total of the hairs on the head of every living person? The kind of God who is a loving Father. This is the way Jesus chose to show us how interested and in love with His creation our God is. He is a tremendous Father.

Lets awaken to His goodness.


  1. this is SO good Robin. I read it this morning after I wrote a song about even a sparrow having a place to dwell near God.

  2. I actually shared this with someone the past weekend. They didn't know the Lord, and I told them how I read this blog and about how God loved them so much that He had numbered every hair on their head. This person had just been through a very broken relationship and upon hearing this and me showing them where it was in God's word, they came to the Lord!

  3. I can't imagine this blog being used any better than someone coming to the Lord from something on it. Thanks Ray. Keep it up.

  4. Robin, thank you for sharing this story and these verses. They're very close to my heart and work as well, and our blog has featured a number of stories about the dignity and value of even the sparrows in God's eyes (,
    Ben DeVries, Not One Sparrow (a Christian voice for animals)