I'm still a little awed by Day 9 of DWG. So awed it brought me to tears.
One of the Scriptures was Matthew 10:29-31, which says:
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
I've read this before but I never quite grasped any personal meaning out of it. And as I read it today and asked God to show me what it means for me, in an instant, I felt this awakening as insight came over me. I can't even explain what that is like but the Spirit just blows my mind sometimes.
Sparrows were cheap. You could buy two for a penny or five for two cents (Luke 12:6). Sparrows were a form of sacrifice and if someone was poor, that was all they could afford.
Poor sparrows! They didn't have much value in the eyes of people. Yet, in God's eyes, they were seen, they were not forgotten. Even the extra sparrow (in the package of 5) mattered to God.
So if sparrows who were insignificant mattered to God, and we are worth more than many sparrows, how much more significant are we to Him? This is what dissolved me into a crying mess!
My whole life I've struggled with feeling significant and valued. And I can still struggle with this sometimes, even though I know better.
But, today, something happened inside me. There was a click. And I said to God, "I get it now." And I cried some more.
If you struggle with feeling significant, take heart. You are worth more than sparrows. The Bible makes that very clear!