By: Steve Negley

Posted: July 6, 2023

Category: Daily Devotional

Matthew 10:26-30

26 “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered and nothing secret that will not become known. 27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28 Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, fear the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell.[d] 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31 So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.

There’s a hymn in our Glory to God Hymnal entitled “God of the Sparrow” that calls on our biblical knowledge of this tiny bird:

God of the sparrow
God of the whale
God of the swirling stars
How does the creature say Awe
How does the creature say Praise

God of the earthquake
God of the storm
God of the trumpet blast
How does the creature cry Woe
How does the creature cry Save

God of the rainbow
God of the cross
God of the empty grave
How does the creature say Grace
How does the creature say Thanks

God of the hungry
God of the sick
God of the prodigal
How does the creature say Care
How does the creature say Life

God of the neighbour
God of the foe
God of the pruning hook
How does the creature say Love
How does the creature say Peace

God of the ages
God near at hand
God of the loving heart
How do your children say Joy
How do your children say Home

As creatures like the tiny sparrows, we stand in awe at how God treasures and cares for us, and we praise God for even knowing the number of hairs on our heads.

Knowing that God cares that much and is so close to us at all times, there’s noting in life to fear/


Thank you, Loving Creator, for not only making me, but also for sustaining me each and every day. I am thankful that I feel at home in the midst of all your children, through my Lord and Savior, Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.