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 NKJV)
The Old Testament is full of assurances of our creation and God’s love for us, particularly in the Psalms, but Jesus said this in the New Testament. In this small snippet of Scripture, Jesus assured us of many things.
First, Jesus called God your Father. This means that God is my Father, not just Jesus’ Father alone, but mine, too. If God is my Father, than He would care about the intimate details of my daily life, just like my earthly father did.
Second, notice that your hairs are numbered. I don’t know about you, but every day I shed hairs. This would mean that God cares enough to know how many hairs are on my head today, because the number is different than yesterday!
Third, He tells me not to fear. This means that Jesus wants us to understand that worry is fear. It is fear that God doesn’t care, and that we are responsible for our own lives. If we are not to worry or fear, than Jesus is telling us that God does care, and that we are not responsible for our lives, but are to take the responsibilities to God.
In this Scripture, Jesus is expressing the idea that God is not some distant, far-away, absentee father. No, He is present, He cares, and He doesn’t want you to worry.