“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will
fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.” Matthew 10:29
Big or small, God is over all.
Sovereign. Supreme. Unlimited. Those are words that speak of power and might and greatness. They describe our Father who art in heaven and rightly so. Ken reminds us that we serve a God who is “totally independent of any other influence.” It’s reassuring to know that our great and mighty God is fully involved in bringing peace to situations and circumstances too big for us — the BIG peaces. Peace in Jerusalem. Peace in Darfur. Peace in inner city New York.
But it’s humbling to remember that our great and mighty God is also totally committed to bringing peace to those places and spaces that aren’t so big and grand —
the little peaces.
Such as peace between two families in a church of fifty people tucked away in the hills of Carolina. Peace between a husband and wife who squabble over financial matters; not a lot, but just enough to keep distance between them. These situations-in-need-of-peace will never make the evening news or the front page of the Sunday paper. But neither do sparrows falling to the ground. But he sees them. And our Sovereign, Supreme, and Unlimited God sees and cares and desires his peace to reign, regardless of the size.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT, by Peacemaker Ministries