Matthew : 6: 26

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Ar you not much better then they?

When Jesus was growing up, the common price for two sparrows was a very small Jewish coin (farthing) containing four grains of silver. Five sparrows were sold for two farthings, that made them cheaper still. If the poor could not afford a lamb, they could offer these little birds as their temple sacrifice. Jesus taught His followers how crucial it was to put their trust in God. He instructed them to rely on the Father’s omnipotent power rather then on their own strength. Jesus know the agony and torture they would have to endure, as they carried the Good News to the world.

Using a parable, the Lord compared the disciples to that of a little sparrow. Anticipating their anxious and doubtful minds, Jesus lovingly told them: Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12; 6 KJV

Absolute trust is the shortest path to pleasing the heart of God. Just as the Giver of Life watches over the creatures of the earth, He will sustain His children. All creation is under our almighty Father’s watchful eyes and Divine care. He delights to see us worry free, and unafraid as we share the Gospel to a lost and hurting world.

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