What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them.” Luke 12:6

According to People.com, “A Southern California man was in for a howling surprise when he rescued what he believed to be a puppy and soon discovered that it was no snuggly house pet after all. While walking his dog in a canyon, the man came across the abandoned furry creature, Darriel Walker, a representative at San Diego Human Society, tells PEOPLE. With no hesitation, Walker says the man brought the little “puppy” back home before the Humane Society arrived at his residence to treat the animal. In an unexpected twist of events, both the man and the SDHS officers were shocked to learn that this was no sleepy puppy under his roof — it was a baby coyote.”

“Our veterinarians gave the pup a medical exam and some formula,” Walker tells PEOPLE. “We believe the pup was only a few days old, and its eyes had not yet opened.” “The pup will stay there until deemed ready for release back into the wild.”

When I began to read this article, my first thought was, “Ew, what are they going to do with that thing?” In my neck of the woods, coyotes are considered a nuisance and they live in open season year-round. I was amazed at the great lengths they went through to care for this otherwise unwanted creature. But quickly, my mind turned to thoughts of our loving Heavenly Father and how he feels about you and me.

In Luke 12:6-7 Jesus says to a group of flowers; “What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.

As unbelievers and Gentiles, we were all unclean and undeserving of the Father’s loving care, but through Jesus, He has rescued us, renewed us and has sent us out into the world around us to “be a witness” of His love and care.

Today, have no fear knowing your Heavenly Father is ever watching over you.

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