O give thanks unto Him “Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalm 136:23) Jesus told His disciples, “Ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (See Matthew 10:31)
Recently on BBN there was a story about a little girl and a baby robin. The father and mother robin had nested in their yard like they did every spring. The little girl would excitedly watch the baby robins grow and mature and fly away. But one year there was a baby robin that did not learn to fly. Something was wrong with its wing. The little girl prayed and prayed for God to fix the robin’s wing.
All through the summer father and mother robin cared for baby. Baby robin grew, and, because it could not fly, it became quite tame. The little girl could just go right up to it, and the robin was not afraid. Soon fall came. It was time for father and mother robin to fly south. The little girl’s daddy took her for a walk in the woods. He explained to her that baby robin would die. Father and Mother robin must fly south. He could kill baby robin so it would be over quickly, and the young bird would not starve to death or freeze in the winter cold. The little girl pleaded with her daddy to wait just two more days, and he agreed.
This little girl and her friend took a box and put breathing holes in it and plenty of food for baby robin. Then they collected all their money, just enough to ship the baby bird south to Georgia. The tame bird was easy to catch, and soon they had it snug in its new home. However, when they looked at the bird the next morning, it was already dead. Generally baby robins will not eat in captivity, and so they die.
The little girl was heartbroken, but her mother comforted her gently by saying that God cared for little robin. He made the birds, and he loved them. In Matthew 10:29, Jesus said that one sparrow “shall not fall on the ground without your Father.”
If God cares so much for tiny little birds, does He not care much more for us? Oh, yes! He loves us much more than this little girl could possibly have loved the baby robin. Jesus says, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:30,31)