“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father….Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” MATTHEW 10:29, 31, ESV
One time I decided to take my family to the island of Culebra, off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. We drove to the city of Fajardo on the northeast corner of the island, because that is where we would be able to catch a ferry that traveled to Culebra several times a day. The island is about twenty miles away from the coast and about halfway between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin islands.
Once we arrived in the little port town, we asked around for the best beach, and everyone pointed us to the same place, so we headed in the direction. When we got there, the suggestions appeared to be right-the beach was very beautiful! It was located in a safe little bay with white sand, palm trees, a cool breeze, and wonderful views. We played in the surf and in the sand and eventually decided to take a walk down the beach. A local told us that most people only go about half mile to where the beach ends, but if we were to climb over a bunch of rocks, the beach would continue around the corner for a while his advice and set odd to the end of the beach and climbed over the rocks. Soon we were on another beautiful beach, and we were the only people as far as we could see. We walked and collected shells. Since very few people visited this beach, we found incredibly beautiful shells untouched all over the beach. My youngest son even found a big conch shell half-buried in the sand! He brought the conch home and proudly displays it in his room.
GOD reminds us in today’s verse that we are worth a lot to GOD. It says even the little sparrows that are sold for pennies are worth a lot to GOD. Star every day knowing that you are way more valuable than sparrows to GOD!