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God remembers even me!

In the Word

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6–7).

Of the Word

Opposition can be frightening. Even subtle intimidation can rob us of a sense of self-worth. We may begin to doubt our value and purpose as disciples of Jesus. “After all,” we may reason, “I’m pretty insignificant in God’s kingdom.”

Jesus knew His disciples would feel this way at times. He reassured them they were precious in God’s sight. God had important work for them to do — sharing the love of Jesus. They would not be forgotten or left helpless in their mission. If God even cares for little birds, how much more would God value His disciples! God knew them so well; even all their hairs were counted!

Indeed, He says to His people: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine” (Isaiah 43:1b). “…I will never leave you; I will never abandon you” (Hebrews 13:5b GNT).

Let us be bold, then, and say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6 GNT).

Walking with my Lord

Thank You, God, for Jesus, my Savior. Thank You for calling me by name in my Baptism to be Your disciple. In His most precious name I pray. Amen.

Mustard Seed: Walking with My Lord. Author: Donna Streufert. 24/30  ©2007 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. All rights reserved worldwide.
Scripture quotations marked GNT are taken from the GOOD NEWS TRANSLATION – Second Edition, American Bible Society, New York, NY. Copyright © 1992.

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