People often quote Jesus as having said that not one sparrow falls on the ground without God’s knowledge or consent. But a careful reading of the Bible shows that this is not what Jesus said. A more accurate translation of His words would be “For not one sparrow falls to the ground without your Father.”
God not only knows when a single bird falls. He not only allows it. He is there with the sparrow at that very moment.
Life brings trials. I’ve faced a few, and people I know have endured much worse. How comforting that the God who loves us isn’t just observing from far away. Instead, He remains right by us in our time of need, no matter what the situation, even to our final breath.
Jesus went on to say, “And you are of more value than many sparrows.” I picture Him smiling as He spoke those words. It’s a contagious smile that resonates within my being. God is present with every sparrow… and with me too.
Wow, thank you for writing this. I am going to share it with someone who has just lost a dear one. What a comfort to be reminded that God isn’t just aware of our sorrows but He is right there with us and experiencing it with us. He is an intimate Being. I couldn’t agree more.