There is a regular occurrence as I look through a window toward the house next door. My attention is drawn to a sparrow who sits on the fence. This bird seems to be looking at me as it chirps its song, and it makes me wonder what kind of message this little creature might wish to convey. Each time this bird is there it seems to chirp the same song, whether it is morning, afternoon or evening. It never seems to stop its song. This reminded me of the words of Jesus in Matthew 10:29–31; ‘Not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father … you are worth more than many sparrows’.
That little bird on our fence really has something to sing about, whether it knows it or not, but how much more have we, when we reflect upon what our heavenly Father has done for us in providing His only Son, Jesus, to be our Saviour and Redeemer. Truly, with the psalmist, we too can sing, ‘He has done marvellous things … He has made His salvation known and revealed His righteousness to us’. And the realisation of this causes us to ‘shout for joy to the LORD and burst into jubilant song with music’.
With the psalmist, we too can say, ‘Bless the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name, … forget not all His benefits. He forgives all my sins’.
Prayer: Dear Lord, my God, the God of my salvation. I praise and thank You for the wonders of Your creation, and how You can use little things to speak into me, so I’m brought to praise and thanksgiving. Please keep me alert to recognise when You’re speaking through the simple things of life around me, and enable me to give all the glory, praise and honour to You I pray, in Jesus’ name, Amen.