Sunday, August 14, 2016

Our value in Christ

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7 NRSV

I have always found this verse so comforting. It is not explained in the scripture why the sparrows (small seed eating birds) are sold, but it was probably either for a poor person's sacrifice or for food.

We do not put a monetary value on wild birds today, but the meaning of this verse is still is very clear--no matter how insignificant a life may seem, it is all a part of God's plan. Each and every sparrow that has ever lived or ever will live is a part of the grand scheme, and if God has taken care to plan a purpose for each and every small creature, He most certainly has a wondrous plan for our lives because He values us and loves us so much. No matter what bad things happen to us, God will use it for good--always, always, always. It is a promise that He will never fail to bring about if we have faith in His goodness.