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“Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows”

For the Birds
Forgotten? – Part 1

Scripture Reading:  Luke 12:4-7

Key Verse: Luke 12:6

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

Have you ever been forgotten?  Maybe as a child one of your parents forgot to pick you up after a school event.  Has anyone had to admit to you that they had forgotten your name?  Certainly we all know the embarrassment of forgetting a name that we feel we ought to know.  We forgive these human frailties, but they never feel good to us.  Don’t we all like it when someone finds us important enough to remember us?

Have you ever wondered if God had forgotten you?  During tough times, when we are struggling through problems, it’s easy to start thinking we have been forgotten.  In our scripture for today Jesus wants to make sure we get this one thing straight: God never forgets us.  Jesus used birds as His illustration once again.  In their day, sparrows were offered as sacrifices at the temple by poor people.  The poor could not afford to offer the normal lamb.  Five sparrows would be sold for two pennies.  Jesus used this commonly known practice and proclaimed:  God never forgot even one of these sparrows!  Jesus closed His little illustration with the point: “Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Luke 12:7).  In fact, for a bonus encouragement, Jesus said: “…the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”  (Continued)

Father, to realize you know me and never forget me is amazing!  I rest in your love and care for me.  I will look for someone to help and serve today.  In Jesus’ name, amen.