We Americans are so independent in our thinking and actions, that we are inclined to think all depends on our every move. Eventually we become so self absorbed, that when the subject of God, Christ and salvation arises, many feel that God has passed them by. God does not want us to be this way. Man was created to have fellowship with God. For your next family devotional time, read the Creation Story. God and Adam enjoyed a time of fellowship in the cool of the evening. One can only imagine how precious those exquisite moments were to that Divine Fellowship. Adam and Eve must have soared with the Eagles and sang with the Meadow Larks!

     Again and again our Savior points to the hand of His Father in the individual lives of His believers:
"Are not two Sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground
  apart from your Father's will." Matt. 10:29 (NKJV)

     "Do not fear therefore, you are of more value than many Sparrows." Matt. 10:31 (NKJV)
Too many of us, like King Herod, are over-whelmed with ourselves! We look at ourselves and are simply amazed at all we have achieved, not realizing that without God we are as "filthy rags"! Think for a moment what God has already done for us! Today we are feeding upon the green pastures of His Word and are being led beside the still waters of His comforting assurances -- ONLY because God from eternity saw us out in the desert of sin and decreed that we should be brought into the shelter of His fold. We were as lost as a duck in a thunder-storm, and would have remained forever lost had not His mercy found us.

     But, His mercy really did find us. His love really did bring us within the safety-net of the fold. Dare we think that He who went the bitter path of Calvary in order that He might and save His wondering sheep -- dare we doubt that He will care for us and keep us now that He has gathered us among His own?

     In moments of loneliness and depression, when our faith in God's surrounding presence and His providing love begins to waver, let us recall those reassuring words of our Savior: "Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will."

     Surely, He who remembers the tiniest Sparrow will not forget those for whom He bled and died. The Christian poet, Mrs. C. D. Martin, caught the significance of this comparison when she wrote those memorable lines:
                         "His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me.
                          I sing because He love me; I sing because I am free.
                          For His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me.

       Just a Thought Across The Garden Gate by Parson Don. 



Updated January 13, 2010
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