One of the first concepts I learned from God’s Holy Word, the Bible, was the fact that God takes care of the birds, specifically, the sparrows. Sparrows are not exotic birds and in fact, in Kansas, they are easily overlooked because they are so common.
I believe that’s why the Lord called our sparrow friend by name. Sparrows are not very pretty, as birds go, and they can make a mess if a lot of them are hanging around (I know this because I often have to take my car to the car wash to get all the poop removed sufficiently).
So one might go so far to say that sparrows are a nuisance. They are not even almost a nuisance to God. God cares for the little sparrow. One of my favorite songs is “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”. It brings a great comfort to my spirit, knowing that He cares so much for this little bird. How much more He must care for us!
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. – Matthew 6:25-34
I’m not sure why that silly sparrow keeps flying into our back picture window, but I hope it figures out it’s not going to get inside. I hope God directs the poor thing to a tree somewhere. It makes me hurt every time I hear it hit the glass! Poor thing! 😦