I’ve Fallen, But I Can Get Up

January 13, 2013

It probably comes as no surprise that we have one or more of these in our yard.

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 And because we do, we often have one or more of these in our yard.

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The surprise in this little story comes from the fact that I didn’t see the little bird. I sat down on the steps to put on my “yard shoes” when Diane said, “Look at that!”  And there at my feet was the goldfinch.  He didn’t flinch.  He didn’t move.  He apparently sat in that corner to die.   “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” Matthew 10:29  I think the same holds true for goldfinches.

Having recently fallen to the ground in at least one way, the message was not lost on me. But more important, to me, are the following verses from the same passage;  “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.   So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.” Matthew 10: 30-31 NASB

I’ve fallen, and I CAN get up.  Because I have a Father who cares, a Father who knows my name.

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