Luke 12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
When Jesus spoke these words, He opened to mankind a picture of the depth of the care of our heavenly Father. He watches the sparrows and cares for them. How much more will He care for us? Each time that fear for our safety rules our hearts, we deny this reality and sadden His heart.
Having been born into this world and being subject to the inclinations of the first Adam, I confess that I have lived as a slave to fear. Usually hidden from others and even from myself, such fear kills the Spirit of Agape.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; [Agape] but perfect love [Agape] casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. [Agape]
To fear for one’s life to doubt the watch care of our Father. The formula is simple and is powerfully illustrated by the sleeping Saviour in the boat in the midst of the storm.
I know that I do not have perfect Agape because I still experience fear. I trust that my Saviour will complete the work in me that He has started. As I think on these things my heart is sad that I should wound the heart of my Father by not trusting in Him at all times.
I am thankful for the many evidences my Father has given me that He cares for me. Many times I take this watch care for granted. To be able to have a relatively peaceful day living in this world for a believer in the true God of the Bible is a miracle of the highest order. In these last days, Satan is as a roaring lion against any who choose to defy him and put their trust in the Father and His only begotten Son.
I could recite many example of this loving care of our Father but I will share one recent event. My younger son Daniel and I were taking a Sabbath walk. Just off the path we were walking was a concrete structure erected beside the river so that a pump could be mounted on it and draw water from the river. There was small window into this structure that aroused Daniel’s curiosity. Before I could prevent it, he had reached his hand in through the window and in almost slow motion I saw him pull back out a wasp’s nest with at least six or seven wasps on it. I have never known of any wasp that having its home knocked from its position did not seek to take revenge on the intruder. A cry of alarm began to come deep within my heart calling out “Daniel!” and at that moment I witnessed all of the wasps simply fly away. These wasps that were all around his hand and for which he had gleefully snatched their home from the underside of that dark place.
I stared at his hand in amazement. Did I just see what I think I saw? Immediately my heart arose in praise to our Father. I knew immediately He had sent His angel to gently brush the wasps off the nest and immobilized their natural instinct to sting and inflict as much pain as possible on their hapless attacker.
In a moment in a twinkling of an eye it was over. The birds were still singing, the river gently flowing while the sun beamed down upon us as always. How easily this event could be forgotten, but I determined right there and then to give a testimony to the watch care of our Father in this situation.
I thank you Father for watching over my son Daniel and sending your angel to care for him. I thank you Lord Jesus for interceding for us and asking the Father to care for us and protect us. May these things remind us that there is no fear in love.