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Sparrows

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

From Pastor Joe Wamack


Imagine two sparrows sitting on a telephone wire, far up in New England. It is fall and the leaves are changing color-the winter chill approaches. The two sparrows sit on a wire and have the following conversation:

I’ve been thinking.

Yeah? What’s up?

Shouldn’t we have started flying South already?

Well, the leaves have definitely started changing colors.

If we stay here much longer we could get snowed in you know. Frozen ground. No food. Iced wings.

That is kind of scary.

My stomach has been feeling pretty queasy lately, probably an ulcer from migration anxiety.

Or maybe you ate a bad worm or something. You been snacking on road kill lately?

That last flight around the pasture left me a little winded. Hope I can keep up when we finally get going. If I get left behind I am in big, big trouble.

I was wheezing some myself. Maybe I need to get a breathing treatment.

And look at my tail feather sticking out back there. Maybe I should get a haircut before we go.

Dude-you don’t have hair! We have feathers. But I get your point.

Don’t you think I know that?! And what about the hawks? Those guys are killing machines and could take any of us down at a moment’s notice.

I am not sure sparrows-if they could talk, would have a conversation like this. It is interesting, that Jesus once said:

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? Fear not, you are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 6:25-27, 10:31

If God cares about the sparrows, how could He not care about us? What is the point of worry? Worry is a robber of today’s blessings. Worry takes us out of the present and projects us into the future and what “might be”. Worry is blind and cannot see the future. But God sees the end from the beginning. He gives us grace and strength for today and will do the same tomorrow-when tomorrow gets here-and is called Today.

What are the concerns of your heart today? What is on your mind? What cares do you have? Are you concerned for a relationship? Children? Health concerns for you or someone dear? Is it your job? Purchasing a home? God cares. Take those concerns to Him in prayer and trust Him that today-as you move and work and live, He will give you what you need-grace for today-full and free. Just for today-try it.


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