Summary: Jesus uses the example of the sparrow to give us three powerful reasons why you can say, “I’m not afraid.”
For years I’ve enjoyed quoting a little poem that reminds me of the care the Lord has for each of us. It goes like this: Said the robin to the sparrow; “I’d really like to know; Why these anxious human creatures rush about and worry so.” Said the sparrow to the robin, “I guess that it must be, that they have no Father such as cares for you and me.” But we DO have a loving Father who cares about every detail of our lives.
So what is it that you’re afraid of today? Jesus knows, and Jesus cares He is never going to leave you or forsake you. You can leave your fears behind and say, “If His eye is on the sparrow, I know he’s watching over me!”
I’M NOT AFRAID, BECAUSE:
1. THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN IN THIS LIFE IS THE DEATH OF MY BODY—AND I AM AN ETERNAL SOUL!
“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1-2
2. IF GOD CARES ENOUGH TO NUMBER MY HAIRS, HE CARES ABOUT THE OTHER DETAILS OF MY LIFE!
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
3. IF GOD CARES ABOUT A SPARROW WHO FALLS, HE WON’T STOP LOVING ME WHEN I FAIL!
“The Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” Psalm 37:23-24