I’ve been having sporadic memory loss lately. I seem to easily forget the things that seem to matter. Most of the memory loss has been in regard to the goodness of God towards me in recent months. Let me explain.
It happened about 42 hours ago. I had gotten to my office around 7:20am and sat in my car, sorry I forgot, it isn’t my car actually, it belongs to someone else and I borrowed it to use for 4 months. Anyway, the car isn’t the subject here. I sat in the driver’s seat unsure whether I was worrying, meditating, thinking or planning. Somewhere in my heart I seem to know the difference between all four and my thought session that morning seemed to gravitate towards the boundary line of worrying/thinking.
I was thinking of what the next 20 years of my life was going to be like. I was worrying about the legacy I would leave on the sand of time. And then I sighted a sparrow that landed about 6 feet to my side of the car. I studied it intently. It dived its one-inch beak into a seemingly tiny reservoir of what looked like 10cl of water evenly distributed at the edge of an abandoned dish. It gulped 4-5 scoops (sorry, I can’t remember the exact number of scoops) of water into her mouth (honestly I’m not sure if its a he or she but for the sake of this writeup, let’s assume the sparrow was a female, a female as beautiful as one particular model of the year I recently photographed & can’t seem to forget… Forget it, let me just continue the gist outside this bracket).
The sparrow jumped out of the newly discovered bowl of water and within 10 seconds, she disappeared into what many will call thin air. She was gone.
Somewhere in my heart, I felt the sparrow appeared for a purpose. It seemed like a sign to comfort me. I didn’t know it was a sparrow until I did some research online and discovered it resembled the species called ROCK SPARROW. And then the words of a wise man hit me.
Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31 New King James Version (NKJV)
My heart was cut. My strength renewed. My confidence in my SHEPHERD restored. Knowing that even though HE has cautioned me countless times not to worry about my present challenges or future provisions, HE still finds creative ways to show me that HE has it all covered.
I hope I remember the encounter between the sparrow & I. And even if I forget, I have HIS documented assurance in Matthew 10:29-31.
Seun Akisanmi’s admonition to you today is that you don’t forget like he did… If you must use Ginseng or any other memory drug, pls do not forget… Do anything not to forget that YOU ARE OF MORE VALUE THAN MANY SPARROWS. And if HE will remember to daily provide a rock sparrow in Agidingbi her daily dose of water, HE will not forget you, yes, YOU.
Whatever you do, ensure you don’t forget the encounter between the SPARROW & I.