Recently the boys discovered this baby bird in our yard. It had apparently tried to fly but not done such a great job. While we looked at it, his mother was jabbering away overhead so I hope after we left she took care of it.
The bird quickly reminded Mara and I of this verse:
"Aren't two sparrows sold for only a penny? But not one of them falls to the ground without your Father knowing it. He even counts every hair on your head! So don't be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows."
In the economic times we are having now with many people losing jobs or struggling financially I thought this verse was especially relevant. We don't have to worry about anything, God takes care of the sparrows and He cares much more for you!