I took my grandchildren to a farm Saturday. The children had a great time feeding the animals. A sparrow suddenly flew by and began to pick up the leftovers my grandkids had dropped. At that precise moment, God reminded me of how awesome He is. The little sparrow had no one to feed him or his family, yet God knew he was hungry.
In his song, Sparrows, Cory Asbury quotes, “The sparrow’s not worried about tomorrow or the troubles to come. The Lily’s not thinking about the seasons. The drought or the flood. A tree planted by the water isn’t fazed by the fire. A heart that’s planted in forgiveness doesn’t dwell in the past. So why should I be?”
This is a powerful message! And a wonderful reminder of how much God cares for and loves us. The Lord Jesus reminds us in Luke 12:6-7 how valuable we are to our Heavenly Father, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
Why then do we worry about tomorrow or fear our storm when God loves us more than He loves the sparrows, the lily, or the trees? Why do I revisit the past if I’ve been forgiven?
The past should only be remembered as a memory of who we were and who we are today because of His grace.
Thank Lord for your Grace. Continue to remind me who I am and not who I was. Thank you, Father, for your love, for carrying me through every season in my life, and for taking care of me. You are a good father who knows my every need even before I ask. I’m blessed to be your daughter! In Jesus, name, amen!