Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Worth More Than Sparrows

the precious sparrow
“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.” Matthew 10:29-31

It has turned out to be one of those kind of weeks, and it’s only Wednesday! If dropping a gallon of milk on the floor this morning then discovering two dresses I put in the washing machine Sunday night is any indication of how the rest of my week will go, perhaps I should just go back to bed. J

Oh well. Milk can be mopped up. Dresses can be rewashed. Thank God mildew hadn’t set in. On a larger scale, my mother is very sick with a respiratory ailment, and my niece is struggling with severe mental illness problems. Other extended family issues weigh on my mind this morning, and as always, I turn to God for answers and comfort.

He knows when a sparrow falls to the ground. He knows when I spill milk or stress over a family member. He knows when I’m faced with major decisions and can’t figure out which fork in the road to take. But more importantly…

He cares!

My Savior cares.

“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23

Oh, what blessed assurance that is!

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

What are you burdened by today? I’d love to share your burden in prayer. Please leave a comment or e-mail me confidential requests. If you have a moment, would you consider praying for those on our prayer list at the top of the blog? And I appreciate any prayers lifted up for my family and me. Thanks!

Much love to you all,
Laura J


©Laura Hodges Poole


  1. laura i will certainly be in prayer for your mom and your niece. hope your week gets better. :) God Bless.

    1. Thanks, Betty. I appreciate your prayer faithfulness. God bless you.

  2. Laura, I was looking for that same scripture about the sparrow. We were on the same wave length. I'll be praying for your family. Those are difficult issues. I enjoyed our time together!

    1. Thanks, Cindy! I enjoyed getting to know you better. I look forward to spending more time together. Thanks so much for having Katy and me over. I'm really enjoying your blog, as well.

  3. Hi Laura, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower, Chris. You have a beautiful blog. I enjoyed the photos of the crafts. I'm a follower now, so I'll be visiting again. God bless you.

  4. Hey Laura,
    I love the song "His Eye is on the Sparrow." Amanda sang it a few weeks ago. It always brings comfort to me, so I am glad you reminded me of the sparrow today.

  5. Dear Laura
    Your words remind me so much of Psalm 22 where our Lord says that he is close to the suffering. I know it doesn't always seems that way, but it is still true nonetheless.
    Mia De Vries

  6. The Lord is with us in our daily troubles--the song is a blessed comfort. Thank-you for your comment on my blog. I am glad to visit your site. I so appreciate your focus on prayer.

    Blessings for this Palm Sunday.