There it was. As I was enjoying a leisurely afternoon with some time just for me, I saw it lying injured on the ground. A tiny little bird unable to fly. Unable to move. Everyone around unaware. People passing by in cars not noticing this little creature, but I was paying attention. My heart broke as I watched it struggle.
This little bird might have seemed to go unnoticed to the world, but there was someone who saw everything that led to this painful moment in time. God was paying attention. He cared about this little bird. Matthew 10:29-31 states this sentiment. “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 numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Right there in The Bible! God watches over the little birds. They are insignificant to the busy world around them, but not to Him. They are an important part of His creation. He takes care of their every need. They don’t even have to worry about anything.
How many times do I forget that I am just like that little bird? Wounded, hurt, feeling small, with many needs. Life has a way of bringing us down. We wonder how we’re going to make it. Then we’re reminded of precious truths and promises in The Word just like Matthew 10:29-31. If God is able to take care of the birds, then we don’t even have to wonder if He’ll take care of us. We can bank on it. It’s a done deal. He’s got it all under control.
But how many times do I question what I already know to be true? Doubts, fear, and worry all like to creep in and root out the truth. This has been the enemy’s tactic from the very beginning. In fact, he tried this same thing with Adam and Eve. If he can get us to doubt God and believe his lies, then he has succeeded. This is where we must rest on what God says regardless of how we feel. We must build upon the solid rock of truth and not back down. Our faith may be challenged, but we know that we have the victory.
So the next time you feel unnoticed and unaccounted for, just think of the little birds and how God takes care of them. They have a Heavenly Father that is concerned about them, and so do you. He longs to meet your needs. He longs to heal those scars. He longs to make you whole and healed. By the sounds of that, I think it’s fair to say that He loves you. He’s paying attention to you amidst all of the other people in the world. You are the cream of the crop to Him. Walk in the beauty of this love. Soak it all in, little bird.