God’s Great Concern

By David Wilkerson

In the midst of this worldwide “shaking of all things,” what is God’s: “Behold, the eye of
the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy” (Psalm

Our Lord is aware of every move on the earth, by every living thing. And yet
his gaze is focused primarily on the well-being of his children. He fixes his
eyes on the pains and needs of each member of his spiritual body. Simply put,
whatever hurts us concerns him.

To prove this to us, Jesus said, “Fear not them which kill the body, but are
not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both
soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28). Even in the midst of great world
wars, God’s primary focus isn’t on the tyrants. His focus is on every
circumstance in his children’s lives.

Christ says in the very next verse: “Are not two sparrows sold for a
farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father”
(Matthew 10:29). In Christ’s day, sparrows were the meat of the poor and sold
two for a penny. Yet, Jesus said, “Not one of these small creatures falls to
the ground without your Father knowing it.”

Jesus’ use of the word “fall” in this verse signifies more than the
bird’s death. The Aramaic meaning is “to light upon the ground.” In other
words, “fall” here indicates every little hop a tiny bird makes.

Christ is telling us, “Your Father’s eye is on the sparrow not just when it
dies but even when it lights on the ground. As a sparrow learns to fly, it falls
from the nest and begins to hop along the ground. And God sees every little
struggle it has. He’s concerned over every detail of its life.”

Jesus then adds, “Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many
sparrows” (10:31). Indeed, he says, “The very hairs of your head are
numbered” (10:30). Simply put, the One who made and counted all the
stars—who monitored every action of the Roman Empire, who keeps the galaxies
in their orbits—has his eye fixed on you. And, Jesus asks, “Are you not
worth much more to him?”

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