Good morning friends! How has your week been? We’ve got warm weather around my house and all my bird friends have returned. My daughter calls me a bird nerd. I could sit there and watch the birds for hours and be content. My husband and I just celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary on Saturday and guess what he got me? A bench so I can sit outside and watch the birds whenever I want! I love taking pictures of them, so my hope is to grab my camera and a good book, and go soak in the sun. When I see a bird, I’ll quietly grab the camera and go to town. Yesterday I snagged a couple photos of the oriole that came back. It’s so beautiful – one of my favorites. Plus cardinals, hummingbirds, finches….. pretty much all of them. My goal this year is to snap a photo of a hummingbird. That’s the one bird I haven’t been able to photograph yet.
So what do birds have to do with our encouragement today? The bible tells us…….
“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.”
Birds are small. Most people just overlook them, unless you’re a bird nerd like me. They fly through the sky from tree to tree, building shelters, nests for their babies, and trying to stay warm in the winter. When a bird gets injured and falls to the ground, who sees it? If it’s in the country, probably no one. We don’t even realize it’s happened. BUT… God does. Matthew 10:29 tells us that not one sparrow shall fall to the ground with the Father knowing. A little bird, which doesn’t really do much. God knows them, loves them, and takes care of them! That’s not all. Verse 31 goes on to say that we are more valuable than a sparrow. So, if God sees the birds when they fall, don’t you think that He sees us when we fall? Don’t you think He’ll take care of us, love us, and make sure our needs are met? Oh we can take such comfort in these verses! God loves you friend. You are valuable to Him. Remember that the next time you fall. Your Father will be right there waiting to pick you up.
Now it’s your turn friends. What verse is on your heart today? Make sure you visit these other wonderful blogs for some more encouragement!
Trisha @ Joy of Reading
Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Becca @ The Becca Files