“Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?” Matthew 6:26 NLT
We all hear about how God’s eyes are on the faithful. How He will blessed those who are only doing good and nothing wrong.
I have heard it in church, in my family, and anything Christian. We hear it in music and movies. We hear the things that The Bible speaks about, and we hear it preached on TV. So the question is, what about the sparrow that has strayed away? What about the one who hasn’t obeyed and continued to run from God? Does God not have His eyes on them? Because no one talks about the sparrow, the runaway. They want to talk about the faithful, but not the runaway.
My friends, if you feel like you’ve ran away from God then I want to remind you of something. He still has His eyes upon you. You can think whatever you want to, but God will rejoice when you return to His arms. Luke 15 explains it the best:
“I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’ “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. ’ “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.”
Luke 15:18-24 NLT
We are like the prodigal son, we ran away and guilt gets to us. So we come back to God thinking He wouldn’t take us back, but He has His arms wide open for you. God keeps His eyes on the runaway and the faithful. He will lead the both to the right paths. We are the Sparrow, we are the prodigal son, but we are most importantly Children of God first. Once a runaway, but now free to live without sin. Once a Sparrow, but now you are worth more than diamonds. You are more than the Sparrow.