Luke 12:6, God Cares About Sparrows

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

//When I read verses like this, I begin to wonder if Christians properly revere all that God cares about. The point of verses like today’s is to affirm that God cares about us just like he does the rest of creation. The same point is made a few verses later, about how God carefully tends to the wild flowers:

Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! –Luke 12:27-28

So I wonder: where do we get off thinking humans are the only life on earth that matters to God? Perhaps God’s care for all living things should more strongly affect our moral attitude toward animals? If animals are treated properly on God’s earth, would they be better able to share in glorifying our creator?

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. –Psalm 150:6

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