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Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
This passage affirms God’s love for us, but to skip straight to verse 7 is to miss the exciting point of verse 6. Declaring God’s love for generic small birds (sparrows) reminds us that God’s love extends not just to non-human creatures, not just to groups or specific species, but as far as every single individual of even the most common and “worthless” kinds. By affirming love for every individual creature, the verse challenges us to consider what God must think of animal cruelty and, further, the grief we cause by the even greater crime of wiping out entire species.
Take action by researching an Australian threatened species in your local area. Even throughout urban areas, there are over 370 Australian threatened species! Then advocate for this species by writing to your local MP to share what you’ve learned, what you are doing, and how they should help.
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