Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin?
Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.
Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Everyone who acknowledges me before others
I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
But whoever denies me before others,
I will deny before my heavenly Father.
Jesus’ words from today’s gospel should give hope and courage to us all. No matter what anyone says, you and I are especially beloved by God. He knows us personally and intimately. And we all have an advocate before the Father in Jesus Christ. He will acknowledge us before the throne of God.
Our God is an awesome God!