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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bird Struck! Sparrow

Family Devotional 

Day Three

“What is the price of two sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them.” Luke 12:6

Sparrows are small, fluttering, drab-colored birds and in ancient times their name was used to name any other bird with that appearance.

In 1935 an ornithologist printed a paper stating that the number of feathers on a sparrow varied from 1,359 to 3,352 according to the season. And this count did not include the under-feathers. A different similar bird that was falsely called "sparrows" only had nine feathers.

Jesus said that no matter how small these birds were, God knew everything about them. He already knew the number of their feathers before anyone counted them. Nothing happened to them apart from God’s knowledge (Luke 12:7).

And that is how God sees us too. All the hairs on our head, all the thoughts in our mind, and all the desires of our heart are known by Him. No one else knows us as thoroughly and loves us with such compassion.

Our world tends to only notice if something or someone is strong or vivid or extraordinary. But God sees all of us, whether tiny and fluttery or not. It’s not the outside that matters to God but the heart. He once told His servant Samuel, “The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16: 7).

Samuel had started looking for Israel’s next king based on physical appearance. However it was David, the youngest and smallest in his family, that God chose because he was, “a man after my own heart” (Acts 13:2).

 1. Watch for the things that catch your attention.
 2. What attitudes stand out to you?
 3. Pay attention to the quietest person in your family or friends. What do you like the most about them?

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1 Samuel 16:1-13
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