"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: February 19

"Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows" ~ Matthew 10:31
When my [Eugenia Price, the author's] parents built the home in which they now live, my father indulged his extreme love of windows. As a consequence, our living room is almost entirely picture windows. The effect is lovely and brings the outside "in" and mother's indoor plants grow as though they knew the outside was "in" and even on a dark day, it is a cheerful light room. But there is a tragic aspect. The songbirds who grow fat and glossy eating the splendid assortment of special songbird seeds my daddy buys by the sack, don't understand about picture windows. And now and then, as one bright-backed cardinal takes a sharp swoop from an oak bough toward what he thinks is another oak bough, I hear a thud and outside on the ground, the soft breast turned up, a redbird with a broken back has illustrated the words of Christ: "... one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father..." I know as I stand there breathing a little prayer of thanksgiving that He is there with the quiet bird, that the very hairs of our heads are numbered. If only we could get hold of the life-changing fact that there are no little things with God! Your seemingly small trouble is of eternal importance to Him this moment. He has some lovely lesson in it for you. A lesson, which if well learned now, will affect your eternally. If you and I refuse to learn it now, He still cares. The next time we "fall to the ground" He will still be there.
"Fear ye not therefore ... It is I ... ye are of more value than many sparrows."

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