For Lord’s Day, September 20, 2015
I have not had time to write a weekly e-devotion lately, but today I thought I’d share with you some photos of a special moment we captured while Jennifer and I enjoyed our anniversary lunch together at an outdoor cafe overlooking La Jolla Coves last month. This sparrow family was busy having its own lunch just behind where we were sitting.
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. But I’ll also give Scripture captions for each, some of which came to mind while enjoying what I hope you’ll enjoy below.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31)
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? (Matthew 6:25-26)
Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God. (Psalm 84:3)
Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her … (Jeremiah 12:9a)
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust. (Ruth 2:12)
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, (Psalm 17:8)
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings … (Malachi 4:2a)