Little birds don’t get a lot of respect in the Bible. Eagles are noble, sparrows are not. Even Jesus got into the act.
(Matthew 10:29 KJV) Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.On occasion I have seen small birds lying dead. I might wonder what happened to them but it doesn’t stir me. If I saw an eagle or a hawk I would get a little more interested.
Often it is the little things of life that bring us down. I joke about a bad hair day. Bad hair is really not that important but it is amazing how it can ruin someone’s outlook. Have you ever spilled coffee on your shirt on the way to work? Embarrassing but not earth shaking. Here it is talking about people bad-mouthing you. We don’t take curses as seriously as they did in those days but the point is the same.
So? Much of what we worry about it superfluous. God has it well in hand. Remember that on judgment day it is not your car pool buddies that you want to hear say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”