Monday, May 11, 2009
People and Sparrows
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7
"Why would Jesus mention hair when the subject is sparrows? Sparrows are little, peeping, brown birds that most people simply ignore. There are many species, but they are all little brown birds. Crack open a bird book some day, and look and see how the average birder identifies one sparrow from another. My bird guide even puts all of their heads on one page so you can’t miss them.
You tell sparrows apart by looking at the hairs on their heads! If we pursue that further we see that we can identify different people by looking at the hairs on their heads. Sparrows represent certain people, and God does not forget them either."
(Meyer, Allen R., Insects and Other Critters of the Bible, Bible-Student Resources, Claimont, Alberta, Canada, 1997)