I almost missed him there on the ground. Amidst the bark and leaves, the neutral shades of his feathers had blended in so well I literally almost stepped on him. Then, when I did notice him just in time, I wondered if something was wrong with him. Surely he would have flown away sooner otherwise? But I think he wanted his picture taken. I got within three inches with my camera before he finally took flight. Lucky for me, he seemed quite unafraid of the big black lens!
Sparrows are good to think about, especially when you’re feeling down, or overwhelmed, or forgotten. They are, as I found, the sort of creature one can almost step on if you’re not paying attention. Small, unassuming, modestly attired. Even in song, they attract little attention to themselves. Which is why this verse is so significant:
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father…So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. “ (Matthew 10:29, 31)
If He sees even the sparrows, you can rest assured that He sees, remembers and cares for you. So whatever your lot may be right now, take heart, dear friend!