Psalms 84:3 (HCSB)

Even a sparrow finds a home,
and a swallow, a nest for herself
where she places her young —
near Your altars, Lord of Hosts,
my King and my God.

     Sparrows and swallows are the ubiquitous inhabitants of the bird world.  One can find them seemingly everywhere. No doubt the psalmist had noticed them in and around the temple going about their business, not bothered by the activity of men around them.  This was a spiritual lesson.  If even the sparrow and swallow found a home near your altars, then how much more God’s people?
    Jesus makes essentially the same point: Matthew 10:29-31 (HCSB)
Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent. But even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So don’t be afraid therefore; you are worth more than many sparrows.

     Aren’t you happy, happy, happy, dear reader, that you serve a God who has space for both sparrows and swallows, and his people?
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