Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Worth More Than A Sparrow.

Have you ever felt insignificant?
That you are just muddling through the day to day tasks?
Have you ever thought:  what more can I do?  And then played the comparison game, which puts you against every other person in the world?
I have felt this way.  I’m not going to lie, and say I haven’t.  But, sometimes I feel stuck in the daily grind, like I’m waiting for the next big thing, for a lightning bolt of significance.  Not unhappy.  I enjoy my day to day life for the most part.  It’s good, and productive.  It’s living. 
I love birds.  Sometimes, when I have my ‘blah’ days, where I take out my mental measuring tape, and try to compare my worth against the expectations of others, and I shake my head in frustration because I still feel insignificant, or not ‘good enough’, I think of birds. 
Birds live their day to day lives, building nests, searching for food, raising their young, and singing joyfully.  When I hear their heartsong outside of my window, I thank the Lord for them.  They sing praises to God, because He has created them to do so.  They don't stress about anything, or try to make themselves more important, or struggle with self worth.  They just live their little lives. 
Luke 12:6-7 says:  “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?  Yet not one of them is forgotten by God…you are worth more than many sparrows.”
I love that verse.  Not one of them is forgotten by God. 
Even the most insignificant creatures are remembered and valued in the eyes of the Creator.   
And how much more so are we?
I want to encourage you of this:  on the days when you are feeling small, or without value, or that you are not meeting the standards of your peers, God sees you.
You are never forgotten before God.
Just look to Him.
If His loving eye is on the tiny sparrow, it is more so on you.
You are valuable.  You are important.  You are remembered.


Jessica said...

Angela, I LOVE this! What a great reminder of our Maker's unfailing love. Thank you for that.

Angela said...

You are welcome :) I've been thinking about it quite a bit lately, and I'm glad I finally had a chance to write it down.