“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. 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.
In biblical times the sparrow was the most inexpensive item you could buy on the market. It served as food for the poor. So the sparrow was almost worthless. However, in this part of the Bible Jesus says God knows what happens to the sparrow, not even one falls down to the ground if the Father does not want it to and we are worth much more than sparrows. This is a great comfort to us. To God we are of value and He is involved in our lives. When you are poor a lot of people look down on you. Often you are living in miserable circumstances. Your clothes are not nice, but filled with holes, maybe you are a bit dirty, because you are not living in tidy places and often you also have dirty little wounds. People give you the cold shoulder, they do not want to come near you. Nevertheless God looks after you and to Him you are of great value. Much more than a swarm of sparrows, of which not even one falls down without God knowing it. God knows you much better, He even knows the number of hairs you have on your head. Sparrow wants to show this love of God through its projects.