3 Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3
Sparrows and swallow are plentiful. If there are a thousand lined up, you would have a hard time distinguishing them. They’re all alike and boring. They have very little color or character. They’re insignificant. Even Jesus point out something similar in Matthew 10:28-29, and Luke 12:6
“you are of more value than many sparrows.”
“Are not five sparrows sold in the marketplace for a farthing?”
They are insignificant little birds.
And yet they are in the very temple of God observing the proceedings!
There are close to 7 billion people on this earth. When you look out into a sea of people, you get the sense of how insignificant you really are. Even the wealthy and well-connected are not significant when they are in the middle of a large crowd. We’re all on equal footing, as it were.
Similarly, we are all on equal footing before we come to know Christ. We were dead in our trespasses and sin.
But now, through the blood of Christ, we are able to enter the inner sanctuary, where God Himself is. Like the birds in the verse, He has made us significant despite how others see us.