Saturday, November 10th


Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6–7

Dear God, I live alone with myself so much of the time. No one knows what I am thinking.  No one knows what I am worrying about.  No one knows my little fantasies and secret insecurities.  And no one seems to care nearly as much as I do about myself.  Since I cannot hear you, I wonder too, if you know what is going on in this heart of mine.  But then I read what Jesus said.  You even know each sparrow, like the stripped sparrow that the Audubon Society says is 700 miles off track north of town right now.  You know how he got here and where he will be tomorrow along with every other sparrow in the whole entire world. You have not forgotten me and you know my heart.  What's more is that you love me.  That blows my mind because I don't love me, not like that.  I love me in a selfish way; You love me in a pure and encouraging way.  Thank you for leaving behind these words of love and grace, "You are of more value than many sparrows."   Today I will smile to think that you see each thought and know each word before it leaves my mouth.  AMEN

"We are never alone, not for one second.  Let that thought make you live as light hearted as a sparrow."