This morning I had our windows open to let in the cool morning breeze. Now some of you that are reading this will wonder why that is so unique especially those living north of Scottsdale, Arizona. You have experienced cool nights and mornings all summer and will experience even more extreme temperatures as you head into fall and winter. But for us, October is a time to open the windows and doors to let the outside air in. It is our summer that is coming and will be here for 7-8 months. It is a time to move outside and enjoy Gods creation.
When I opened the windows and doors I heard kinds of sounds outside that had been shut up for 4-5 months. I’m talking about birds. All kinds of birds. Happy birds. Birds that were singing for joy. Morning doves. Pigeons. Barn swallows. Sparrows. You name it. They were out singing and having a great time.
I was reading in my quiet time this morning about sparrows that Jesus talked about. He talked about how important they were and then compared them to us. He said, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31
He knows when one sparrow dies. Of the millions of sparrows let alone all the other kinds of birds, not one of them falls to the ground without His knowledge. Of the billions and billions of birds on this earth, He is aware of their death–each death. He then turns the focus on us and says that He knows the number of hairs on each of our heads–and knows the number that fell out this morning. He knows us better than we know ourselves and values us highly.
This morning on our journey it’s wonderful to know that we are highly valued even if we have lost some of our hair. It’s nice to know that we have someone who notices us today and is intimately aware of our present situation.