Small and Significant

Sparrow on human hands

You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. (Psalm 139:3)

When was the last time you gave serious thought to just how much God thinks about you? Sometimes we can get so bogged down in the details of life that we crowd God out of all our “busyness” and believe that He takes no notice of us at all. Yet nothing could be further from the truth! Read on, and be greatly encouraged today.

To know that God notices even a single sparrow should be a constant, comforting reminder that, though we are small, we are still significant in His eyes. The psalmist tells us that God knows our going out and our lying down and is familiar with every aspect of our lives. Jesus told His disciples that He knows us even to the extent of knowing the very number of hairs on our heads . . . even when our hair is thinning! God feeds the ravens, adorns the flowers, and clothes the grass of the field. We live in a world that says bigger is better. But in God’s economy, small is just as significant, and that includes you and me.

The Creator of the cosmic universe is the Caretaker of our personal universe. He is with us wherever we go and He is for us whenever we are low. How do I know? How else are we to understand a God who is so concerned about His creation that He would go after one lost sheep, search for one lost coin, and run to one lost son? And when He finds them, what does He do? He rejoices in being reunited with the small and seemingly insignificant. And the angels in heaven rejoice with Him (Luke 15:10).

So regardless of where this message finds you today, remember that you may be small in the eyes of the world, but you are significant in the eyes of your God. Let Peter’s exhortation encourage you: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Notice that Peter did not say to cast only your profound problems, overwhelming obstacles, and crushing challenges on God. He said to cast all your anxiety on Him, because your cares are His cares, and that means everything that matters to you matters to Him.

To be sure, we are small, but we are hugely significant to our Savior, who died to make us His and is working every day—even in our most devastating disappointments and defeats—to conform us more and more to His likeness. Christian, cast all your cares on Him; He cares for you every moment of every day!

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!


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