This morning, it’s icy, snowy, and cold outside. I am sitting at our kitchen table and looking out into the neighbor’s backyard, admiring a few sparrows dancing in the snow. Our neighbor has stocked her bird feeder with bird seeds, and the sparrows are enjoying themselves.
Earlier this week, I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio) about the musical skills of sparrows, how they have numerous musical pieces in their possession, creating complex pieces of music, and have the ability to recognize distinct rhythms and tempos. The more I listened, the more fascinated I became with these tiny creatures of whom I often, truthfully to that point, didn’t care much about. The presenter concluded by noting that scientists are acknowledging that ‘bird brain’ should no longer be used as a derogatory phrase because they’re discovering how highly technical and skilled bird brains are. ‘Bird brain’ needs to be a compliment, I heard. Now I am envious of these little feathery friends.
Back to these dancing friends outside, and what our Lord Jesus had to say in relation to them: “Aren’t two sparrows sold for only a penny? But your Father knows when any one of them falls to the ground. Even the hairs on your head are counted. So don’t be afraid! You are worth much more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10: 29-31) It’s cold and icy outside. But God sent these beautiful creatures of His to remind me of my value in Him. Thank You, Jesus 😊–