Luke 12:6 says, "Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God."
God made man and said it was very good. He created us above all of His creations!
In Psalm 8: 3- 4 David says,
"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of Him, the Son of man that You care for Him?"
To put this into perspective, David sees all of God's wonders and wonders how He could still care for us.
We are so full of sin, and the depths of our hearts are so terrible, and YET God says:
"I have loved you with an everlasting love," (Jeremiah 31:3)
"I knitted you in your mothers womb" (Psalm 139:13)
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart" (Jeremiah 1:5)
"You are mine" (Isaiah 43:1).
He says, "You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9.
I look back and think, "was I truly resting in God's love? Was I truly believing Him when He said I was so valuable and that He accepted me?"
We all go through that, where our surroundings seems to dictate our worth in God, or question God's love for us, but praise God He doesn't let us rest in that!
In Matthew 10:29 Jesus adds "...Yet not one [of the sparrows] will fall to the ground apart from the will of Your Father."
How amazing is that? :)
In Biblical times, sparrows were seen as the LEAST of God's creatures and people sold them at the market place after killing and tying them up. In the people's eyes, they were just worthless, so to kill them in any fashion and sell for extra change was an everyday task that didn't need much thought, but in God's head, HE knew when a sparrow would go down, and how everything would pan out.
God knows when a sparrow will fall down.
How much more for us? For you, for me? How much more!
No matter how "worthless" you feel, know that you aren't, and that your value lies in God.
"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows." (Like 12:7).
He cares so much! SO much, we have no idea!
He values us so much.
He is so mindful of us, cares for us, and every detail is His.
"I have summoned you by name. You are mine." Isaiah 43:1d