“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” “But even the hairs of your head are all numbered,” Jesus assures us. “Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” The argument here is not: people matter, therefore sparrows are insignificant. Rather: sparrows are significant, so how much more valuable are those created in God’s image?
God’s voice—not the voices in my head or those of my neighbor—is the final word on the matter: If he values the hairs of my head more than sparrows, how much more must he care for my child—his own image bearer?
And when that child falls to sleep, hidden in my wife’s womb, will the Father in heaven not notice the father on earth? God cares for these little ones. God cares about mothers. God cares about fathers. Both moms and dads have every right to mourn.
I’m writing today at the Risen Motherhood blog, sharing a personal story of experiencing miscarriages as a father. You can read the whole piece here: “Dads Hurt Too: A Father’s Memoir of Miscarriage.”
As you read, would you consider doing a few things for me?
If the piece helps you, please share it with others.
If you’re a father who has walked through miscarriage, would you consider sharing your story? Use the hashtag #DadsHurtToo. I’m going to follow-along and highlight these stories as I see them.
If you’re a mother, consider following Risen Motherhood online (podcast, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). They’re a great resource for mothers.
This month I’m giving away a resource for suffering people—“Glory in the Darkest Place,” a new album from Brittany Hope Music. Two winners will each receive a CD. You may enter here or through the form on the giveaway page.