Put Others First

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift — a pastor’s heart and a poet’s pen. Max’s message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has been on staff since 1988. He preaches and writes to... Read More

God points to the sparrow, the most inexpensive bird of his day and says, “Five sparrows are sold for only two pennies, and God does not forget any of them…You are worth much more than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6-7).

God remembers the small birds of the world. We remember the eagles. But God notices the sparrows. We make bronze statues of the hawk. But God notices the sparrows. We celebrate the majestic birds, but Christ is partial to the beat up and done in and urges us to follow suit. He said, “When you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind” (Luke 14:13). Want to love others as Christ has loved you? Take note of the last, the lost, the little, and the left out. Take note of the sparrows. After all, God takes note of you.