Sparrows

I think I am on safe ground to say that the most common bird you will see are sparrows. I say that, not from any scientific research, but from general observation.

That must have also been true during the days of Jesus.

"Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. (Mat 10:29) In my Roger Tory Peterson “Field Guide to Birds East of the Rockies” there are 26 different kinds of sparrows listed. Every single one of them about the same size and having essentially the same shade of coloring.

But all 26 are different. They all have distinctive markings so that they can be named and distinguished from one another. A White-throated sparrow and a White-crowned Sparrow are not the same. But you and I may not be able to tell the difference unless we could look at them closely.

Jesus used sparrows to teach a lesson about our value, about God’s care and knowledge of us. As common as they are, each is unique to Him.

I’m always reminded of how closely I need to look at detail when I’m looking at birds. It’s the only way to truly identify them.

It also helps me to remember to carefully look at the details when studying the Bible. It’s the nly way to distinguish His will from the traditions of men. And following man’s traditions means I’m worshipping Jesus in vain.

-Dewayne

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