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Song Birds

  • Aren't five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don't be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6'7 WEB.

    We live near the coast of South Carolina in the countryside and have a large oak tree in our yard that overshadows our porch. Sometimes we sit outside and read when the weather is nice, and it amazes me to see how many different types of small birds and animals come by when everything is quiet.

    It's common to see blue jays, cardinals, doves, woodpeckers, wrens, mocking birds, finches, an occasional hummingbird, and the tiny sparrow. The air becomes filled with bird songs. Some of the little birds sing so loud that I wonder how so much sound can come from such a tiny head. They could compete with my guitar amplifier.

    The birds are accompanied by gray squirrels running up and down the tree, searching for an acorn to store in their nest. Occasionally during their foraging, they will stop and peer curiously at us. At night, I have watched a possum strolling along the limbs and a rabbit racing back to the tall grass. That oak tree is home to so many of God's creatures, and a thriving community is happening there, all without our help. God takes care of them, as well as the oak tree. "The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth" (Psalms 29:9).

    Jesus told us that not even a small sparrow is forgotten by God. While Luke writes that five sparrows were sold for two pennies (Luke 12:6), Matthew writes that two sparrows were sold for one penny (Matthew 10:29). So if you bought two pennies worth of sparrows, you got an additional one free. Not even that free sparrow is forgotten by God.

    Have you ever felt the Lord has forgotten you? I certainly have had times when I felt like that, but we aren't to live by our feelings alone. Even the hairs on your head are all numbered (Matthew 10:30). The righteous will live by their faith (Hebrews 10:38). Feelings change like the wind, while God's word stands strong forever. His word is our anchor.

    You may feel like the Lord does not care, but He wants you to know that He does care. You may think that He doesn't know, but He wants you to know He does. You may feel that you have been forgotten, but He wants you to know that He will never forget you, His wonderful child.

    So often, we get concerned about this or that. When actually, Jesus is the real answer to it all. We seek the desires of our hearts directly, but God told us, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4).

    The Lord knows exactly where you are today. You are not forgotten, His door is always open, and He wants you to trust Him. As you seek Him, your needs will automatically be taken care of (Luke 12:31) just as the birds of the air. In God, we trust.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You so much for loving me. I am sorry for my lack of trust when things get difficult. Please strengthen me, speak to me in a way that I understand, and help me build a deeper relationship with You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Psalm 126:2 "Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, 'The Lord has done great things for them.'" ~ 'May There Always Be Laughter' will be our next fun-inspired theme, because why not laugh through the good times and the hard moments, too? Our themes are wide open for creative interpretation so show us some fun and creative laughable moments. We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect a few things that bring me joy and put laughter in my heart. I'm eager to see what makes you laugh out loud! Have a wonderful, joy-filled week everyone. May you all burst out laughing as often as possible! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen and Amen!
May 17
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Lord Jehovah! ❤️
May 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 

May 17
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

May 17
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

May 17
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen  Thank You Lord.

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

May 17
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: May 17

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, Thank you for Blessing me.  Thank you for Your creation. All of it.  AMEN

May 17
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord. Hear the cries of my heart and the words of my mouth. I need You more than ever. I know Satan is a liar and You are truth. Your word is true. I love You Lord Jesus.

May 17
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Please give us strength,Amen 

May 17
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , Thank you Jesus , God Bless everyone !!! 

May 17
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

I love when I get a free sparrow!! :)

May 17
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

I trust You Father Yahweh! Thank You and praise You!

May 17
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 17
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

May 17
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I know that I sometimes feel like if I have been forgotten, I trust in You with all my heart and remember that You always care for me with any situation I encounter. Speak to me softly so I can understand Your message Lord, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord. 

Awesome devotional Pastor and Sylvia, God bless you both, Amen. 

May 17
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Lord, for placing Your Truth in my heart to anchor my life. Amen 

May 17
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Kelly Cottrill
Kelly Cottrill

I need to build a deeper relationship with you lord.  I also need you to speak to me so I understand.  The message today reminded me that I am not alone with him by my side.

May 17
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen, Lord Jesus!

May 17
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery

reading about the birds, I think of the song..."Tweet, Tweet, Rockin' Robin!"  Thankful for the birds and knowing God's know the numbers of my hair!

May 17
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God I pray you love me and I know you watch out for me. You are my hope everyday. Praise God Amen

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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Wonderful devotion today! Thanks so much.

May 21