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Sparrows (3)

Sparrows (3)

‘The sparrow has found a home…a place near your altar…’ Psalms 84:3 NIV

A lost sparrow. The hit TV series ‘Lost’ was about a plane crashing on a remote island and the survivors rebuilding their lives amidst the wreckage.

The secret of the show’s success was that we could all relate to it.

People have lost marriages, friends, brothers and sisters, businesses, homes, self-worth, security, and a lot of other things.

But Jesus came to ‘…seek and to save that which was lost’ (Luke 19:10 NIV).

Unlike us, Jesus didn’t see people as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but as ‘lost’.

He knew they’d lost their way, lost their values, lost their relationships, lost their ability to cope, lost their faith, and in some cases lost their reason to live.

And He sought them out: like the woman at the well with five divorces and a live-in boyfriend; like the man who lay at the Pool of Bethesda for 38 years, chronically ill, noticed by no one; like Mary who wept at the tomb of the One she loved most. If you’re lost today, you can have a personal audience with the Lord.

‘Even the sparrow has found a home,  and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar,Lord Almighty, my King and my God. 

Blessed are those who dwell in your house;they are ever praising you’ (Psalms 84:3-4 NIV).

Come to God today! Build your nest (and your dreams) in the shelter of His protection. Feel safe with Him. As you bow in worship, He will lift you up and make you feel like the treasure that you are. He will deliver you from the fear of rejection and loneliness. You can’t hide from God, but you can hide in Him.

Joy Ferdiz

December 19th, 2013

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