You Are Worth More Than Many Sparrows
Friday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time
My dear encountered couples:
When people love each other, they are very aware of small changes in one another’s appearance and attitudes. They notice the slightest grin or frown, the smallest pimple or dimple, the tiniest sparkle or hint of sadness in the eyes. They watch whether or not the other is eating properly and regularly. They make sure each other is following doctor’s orders, taking all the prescribed pills on time, and getting enough sleep. There is nothing they don’t notice about each other and nothing they won’t do to make all things happy and right. God is like that.
There is nothing about you that God overlooks. His eyes search out every millimeter of your body, inside and out; his gaze reaches to the depths of your soul. He sees all, knows all, cares for all about you. Not as you might be thinking. Not as one who wants to catch you doing something wrong so he can punish you. God sees and knows all about you every moment of every day in the way a lover does.
You are God’s treasure, and he doesn’t want to lose you. You are God’s happiness, but only when you are happy. There is no extreme God will not go to for your good.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins?” asked Jesus. “Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head, have all been counted,” Jesus said. “Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.” I hope you believe that.