There are far too many and they are far too common and they are too unimportant to keep in mind.
When we forget those things that once awed us, we are no longer participants in the divine play of creation.
We fail to see the hand of God, and lose the ability to live in wonderment.
We have matured and are focused, purpose driven, serious …and have lost our sense of awe and expectation.
We try to be bigger and wiser than we are, managing our own universe; we thrill in wearing God pants in a world we create, destroying what we once held in wonder, replacing it with bobbles and trinkets.
Becoming limited and overwhelmed we soon lose our ability to be awed.
We walk through our own limited creation, blinded to the majesty of God’s.
Children can still do it. They explore the wonders of God and living in a wonder-full world, they find God’s handy-work everywhere and delight in it.
But we have been changed by the world.
Most of what we did yesterday is not consider significant enough to remember—the colors, sights, smells, and smiles. We recall very little of yesterday; our impressions are mostly neutral or negative. There are very few, if any, “Aha,” moments.
We fail to see the Master’s brush as He paints the world through which we walk unaware of everything except our worry, stress and fear.
However, unlike us, God is constant in His delight. He still sees His world as good and his greatest creation as very good.
He takes joy and cares for what He loves.
“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
Nothing escapes His attention, nothing forgotten or insignificant;
All of creation is important to him. I am important to Him. He sees me as “…fearfully (awesomely) and wonderfully made.” How can anything He made be seen any other way?
While we look at the sparrow and immediately forget it, to God a sparrow is always marvelous and important.
His attention on us is so intense that the notion that He might forget us or ignore us is impossible. This is clearly evident when Isaiah quotes the Lord.
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” Isaiah 49:15-16
As a result, Jesus can say, "Don't be afraid, you are more valuable than sparrows.” More valuable than we can ever imagine.
Remember your last sparrow, God does.