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God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

First Sunday of the New Year


Good morning....the first Sunday of the New Year. I woke early and took care of Laddie and then sat my the window. I was watching to see if the Sparrow would be my first bird to see again today. The Sparrow was the first bird that I saw on New Year's Day this year. Many people don't really like the sparrows...they grab all the seed, are messy, push other birds out of the choice houses, they multiply too fast, kids torment them etc. I have never felt that way. When you really look at a little sparrow...their breasts are feathers of a beautiful soft gray color. Some have a little white collar. Their main feathers are different shades of brown, burnt umber, burnt sienna, black and other colors mixed in. They really are charming little birds. I remember the old favorite song...His Eye Is On The Sparrow....when I see these tiny birds. In the days of our Lord sparrows were sold for a very low price -- two of them for a copper coin. If a family could afford no sacrifice...some brought sparrows to the temple. So insignificant were these little birds that if you bought four sparrows the seller would throw in one more for free. It was this extra sparrow of which Jesus said, "and not one of them is forgotten before God." His care for His creation is so great that even this extra sparrow is noted and observed by God!
If God is concerned about the tiny sparrow, He must care so much for us and our well being. It is interesting that Jesus chose the most common of all birds to teach a profound truth: in God's eyes, no one is insignificant.So, maybe when you look at these little creatures you may have a different feeling for them. During the harsh winter, birds are trying to get by. We can help out by feeding them...there's enough for all at our house.
Balisha

5 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

That's right. God does care for each of us....even the sparrow.

Barbee' said...

Balisha, I have always felt the same way you do about the house sparrows. I think they are handsome little birds and very sociable; I love to watch them.

Balisha said...

Hi,
I just look at that picture on my post and think...how can you not love that little bird?

OhioMom said...

Great post, Dh and I call these our little winter birds, how they survive our cold winters says a lot about this little creature :)

Sue said...

Hi Balisha,
I found your blog through a comment you left on Lilacs and Roses about your cold and snowy day. I am in Nebraska, zone 5b. I'm guessing you may be zone 4 or 5.

I like this post about the sparrows and God's love for them and us. We started feeding the birds again this year, after not doing it for awhile. So far, we have just seen sparrows. I have noticed that they are not so bad looking, and have thought I should learn more about them.

Thanks for your insights!
Sue