“Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.” Psalm 84:3
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” Matthew 10:29
I am amazed sometimes when I think about how many people are in the world, going about their daily business and life, so far removed and disconnected from mine. I go places and I think… God knows all about the lives of each of these and I sit back in wonder at how that is possible.
Do you ever feel lost in a sea of people, circumstances or events? Take heed, God sees (Gen 16:13) and God knows (Psalm 139:1-10) all about you. I know I can feel lost at times, and then I reflect on His Word and am reminded that I am never forgotten by God no matter how small or invisible I may feel at the time.
I am writing this sitting overlooking the vast Atlantic Ocean and watching three tiny little birds frolicking in the sand and the water. I am not very familiar with types of birds, but that isn`t important. What struck me is that just like they are three tiny little creatures in contrast to a big vast ocean – I am a small creature in this big vast world. However, just like them I am known and not forgotten by God. He sees them and He sees me! Today I will rest in that and I hope you will too.
“Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:31
Lynne Jahns is a Christian counselor and holds the honor of being the first Director of Barbara’s Place at America’s Keswick, a residential addiction recovery ministry for women. Lynne is married to Bill Jahns, who also serves on staff at America’s Keswick as the Director of Housekeeping. When not working and studying, Lynne loves to be outdoors and to travel. Family is very important to both Lynne and Bill and a lot of free time is spent with relatives and close family friends. Lynne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences from Cedarville University in Ohio, a Master of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey in Community Counseling, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Louisiana Baptist University.
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Thanks Lynn, needed this today. Waiting for our answer re: our next posting, and are losing our visa in Indonesia. Surely He has a plan.