Antidote To Anxiety

In this scriptures, Jesus wants to drive home a point. He wants to make sure that we really see what He is promising. He wants to paint a picture on our minds that will stick with us; we don’t have to fear anything because God, Creator God, Ruler God, Power-over-life and death God values and cherishes us. We have great worth to Him.

It’s so improbable a concept that Jesus adds some texture to the promise with a description meant to anchor it in our understanding.

When Jesus spoke the words above, He and His audience were outside. Maybe the marketplace was in view and they could see in the distance someone purchasing some sparrows, the cheapest and least valued birds, the fare of the poor, for the most part. Imagine Jesus pointing in the direction, framing the scene in His hearers’ imaginations and asking, “What is the price of five sparrows, two copper coins?” Jesus emphasizes that God is fully aware of every single sparrows, creature of little value, cheap to buy. But if God watches over even the sparrows, then surely He watches over and cares for you and me.

We don’t have to be afraid of anything, anytime, anywhere. God’s protection and provision for us are so detailed that He knows how many hairs are on our heads. Nothing escapes His notice. Nothing gets past Him. Nothing is hidden from His sight. So Jesus, reminds us, we don’t need to be afraid.

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

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