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Have you ever wondered if God is listening in every prayer you utter? Have you ever wondered if God cares about what you’re going to wear for tomorrows’ special occasion? What you’re going to cook for tomorrow’s breakfast or how are you going to one place without being lost? Does He care about small, insignificant things that you think you could manage  all by yourself?

There are so much BIG things that  God takes care of that we may be tempted to think God is too busy to mind the small things that perplexes us. Too busy to hear a child’s prayer to give him/her a puppy or a doll, a father’s prayer to help him find his car keys, a mother’s cry to help her with her household chore, a student asking help for his test…or a little sparrow perhaps?

The truth is, we cannot take care of these small,  insignificant things without God’s help. Our every move, even our very own breath depends on Him. God sustains and He is very much into what concerns us.  If only our eyes will be opened, we would see God’s providence to make all things work for our good. He is there to guide us when we make decisions. When we fall down, He’s there to lift us up. When we are scared of the “monster” hiding in our closet, He’s there to watch as we sleep. There is nothing about us that would escape His attention– even the number of our hairs!

“Not one sparrow … can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.And the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t worry! You are more valuable to him than many sparrows” (Jesus in Matthew 10:29-31, TLB).

I lost an important family picture of one of my students.  I have no idea how I lost it. I just couldn’t find it. I’ve been praying for God to cause me to remember where I might have misplaced it. I didn’t worry much about it, but every time I see my student she would ask me about the picture and I feel guilty. I have faith that God will show me where it is. Four days later, my co-teacher found the picture in an unexpected place.

If God cares so much about the little sparrows, how much more would He care for you and me. God gave the greatest treasure of heaven to save us.  I know that He would even send all the angels in heaven to help us.

This reminds me of one of my favorite song.

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Why should I feel discouraged,
Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart feel lonely
And long for Heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion?
A constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches over me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

Refrain:
I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me (He watches me)
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches (I know he watches)
(I know he watches me)

“Let not your heart be troubled,”
His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness,
I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth
But one step I may see:
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted,
Whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing,
When hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him,
From care He sets me free:
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He cares for me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He cares for me.

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