"This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)

The happy flock of sparrows were jumping and hopping as if they were on little pogo sticks. They were, indeed, having a fun afternoon in the sun outside the coffee shop.

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia says that sparrows are very social and the most cheerful of birds. As I watched them, I thought I could take a few lessons from them. Not jumping on a pogo stick but simply enjoying the moment, rejoicing in the present, choosing joy and being cheerful.

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care." (Matthew 10:29) Our Father's love and care for us is priceless; with or without pogo sticks.

That's good news.

Inspirational Messages, Sally I. Kennedy  2014