I was walking along Stafford Street in downtown Timaru and saw this little bird lying dead on the pavement.
What came to my mind right away was the statement of Jesus Christ in Matthew 10:29-31:
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.
What a great assurance we have from our Heavenly Father.
Indeed, if He cares about each sparrow that falls to the ground, there’s greater reason He cares about you.