His eye is on the sparrow

What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin ? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. Mathew 10:29-31

The greatest struggle of our culture today is a struggle of value. I have heard it said that people were created to be loved and things were made to be used. But somehow, we’ve got this confused because now things are loved and people are used.

val·ue/ˈvalyo͞o/ Noun

The importance or preciousness of something or someone.

From 1933 to 1945, Adolf Hitler thought he could change the value, the preciousness, of life by deeming 11,000,000 lives valueless. He gassed them, buried them alive, medically exploited them as live cadavers… and he stole forever what could never be given back, their lives.

Life itself has lost value in our culture. While Hitler declared Jews non-human, we have aborted over 53,310,843 lives. While regimes have risen and fallen taking thousands of lives with them, our teenagers are slitting their wrist and letting their lives bleed out. Suicides, murders, abortion… this is how our culture values life?

When did this happen? How did this happen? When sin entered the world, death also came. Then murder… and we have been killing each other with our worlds and actions ever since. That is why Jesus died for us… that his death would bring us life and that in Him death could never touch us again.

The truth is this. God values you in a way that can never change. He sees you like no one else can. Don’t derive your value in what you do or in how much you do for someone. Find it …in Him. And know, that God is always with you… THAT’S HOW FREAKIN VALUABLE YOU ARE! HE CANT LEAVE YOUR SIDE!

“Why should I feel discouraged
Why should the shadows come
Why should my heart fell lonely
And long for heaven and home

When Jesus is my portion
A constant friend is he
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches over me
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches me”

-Civilla Martin

“So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a sparrow.” How precious are God’s thoughts of you… He created life; your life. He intimately knows you, every detail. He knows your heart; your needs; your fears; everything. Maybe you are going through life alone… you don’t have to anymore. “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”… Jesus! They don’t call him the “lover of my soul” for nothing. You’re valuable, you’re precious. Live today and tomorrow, all your tomorrows knowing that!