Sparrow Wings

Matthew 10:31 “So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (NIV)*

A sparrow in Malta. In Malta the resident spar...

A sparrow in Malta. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fear grips…

When opportunity beckons to something new,

When wanting to help, yet knowing not what to do.

When saying no to good and choosing what’s best,

When waiting diagnosis of x-rays and tests.

When standing up and speaking for causes just,

When worry consumes, overshadowing trust.

Fear would have me grip the branch and not try,

Lord, grant me faith to flap sparrow wings, and fly.


Matthew 10:29 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.” (NIV)*

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

poem by Patty Perkins


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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