We hardly notice sparrows. The death of a single sparrow would likely be too trifling for us to note. And yet Jesus said that even seemingly so insignificant an occurrence as a sparrow’s falling to the ground is a thing of which God takes account. (Matthew 10:29-31) Not one sparrow can perish without the knowledge and consent of a loving Father. The Creator of the whole universe has a will regarding even one sparrow. God Himself is a participating presence, a God “who is there,” even in this tiny event in His world.