The sparrow is such a common bird and so numerous that often it is considered a pest.
The psalmist speaks of the sparrow finding a nesting place in the temple; Jesus even said,
"... not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's will" (Matthew 10:29).
Truly his eye is on the sparrow, and we can know he cares for each individual!
The sparrow or a similar small bird could even be used for a poor person's sacrifice as
referred to in Leviticus 14:30. The Palestinian sparrow is larger than the English sparrow,
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.