(J.R. Miller, “Daily Bible Readings in the Life of Christ” 1890)
“The Mighty One has done great things for me!” Luke 1:49
It is astonishing that the mighty God, so great, so holy — should ever think of a poor, lowly sinner on this earth!
But does He really? It scarcely seems possible! Only consider how many millions of people there are in this world. Can it be, that the glorious God ever gives a personal, special thought — to any one person, among so many? He may give personal thought to a few great people — to kings and rulers, and to certain very good men and women; but surely He does not think of anyone so small and obscure as I am. Ah yes! He does!
You remember that a child was once dying of thirst in a desert — and God heard its cries amid all the noise of the world, and sent an angel to point out a spring of water, and thus save its life.
You remember, too, that story of the little baby, which the mother could no longer herself shelter, and which she put into a little basket and laid among the reeds beside the river; and you remember how God cared for that helpless infant and provided for it in a wonderful way.
Then you remember, that Jesus said our heavenly Father even cares for each small sparrow and feeds it and that He even clothes each flower in the field.
If there is not a bird or a flower that God does not think of and care for — then surely He gives thought and care to us, His people! We are better than a sparrow, better than a flower. And We have immortal souls. We are God’s own children…God calls each one of us by name. He hears our prayers and knows when anything is going wrong with us, or when we are in any trouble. Therefore He watches over us, and sends blessings to us every day. What a wonderful thought — that the awesome and almighty God thinks of each one of us, and does great things for us!
“I am poor and needy — yet the Lord thinks upon me!” Psalm 40:17