Matthew 10:29–31: “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

October 7th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional

This small copper coin Jesus mentioned was the smallest, least valued coin in the Roman Empire, and He was using it to teach about God’s providentially care for His children. God controls the timing and circumstances of such seemingly insignificant events as the death of a tiny, invaluable sparrow. He does not miss the smallest, most seemingly insignificant detail of what is happening on planet earth. Even the “hairs of your head are all numbered.” Such apparently insignificant trivia about you, like the number of hairs on your head is known and noted by God. Our God is not so busy running the universe that He doesn’t have time for little birds and little us.

That God knows how many hairs are on our heads may seems trivial to us, but not to the One who gave life to this spinning blue marble called earth. Jesus doesn’t want us to miss the fact that we are greatly loved. The point is that we are valuable to God, regardless of what anyone else may think or say. This is especially encouraging at those times when we think there is no one who notices or can help us. What a thought! As David said, “LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him?” (Psa. 144:3). Or as the New Living Translation puts it, “O LORD, what are mortals that you should notice us, mere humans that you should care for us?” But He does! Nothing escapes His detection and will.

“LORD, we thank you for Your loving care and protection this day. We gladly surrender to Your will and place ourselves under Your wing.”