ME AD SPARROWS. 22/ than one sparrow? Take the largest animal that lives, and is not a man of more value than that ani- mal? Take the most intelligent, and the most useful animals, and do they come any nearer in value to man? Compare with these a little child of a few weeks old : watch the first gleam of intelligence, the first smile, the first look of interest, and affection. Is not that little child of more value than many spar- rows? Go to the last little grave that has been made in the cemetery, and see the flowers that have been left there by loving hands. Ask the mother how much that little one was worth to her. Bring her presents to make up her loss. Bring her singing birds, bring her jewels and gold, bring her what you will, and would she not give it all, would she not give all the world, if she could call back the little one which God has taken? Do not the Scriptures teach us that God cares for these httle ones, cares, indeed, for all the children of men, as He does not care for any of the other creatures which He has made on this earth? I suppose men are of more value than sparrows 07t account of their origin. God made man after His own likeness, so that he is continually spoken of as a child of God, and as such, fitted to enter into some com- panionship with God. It is not certain that we un- derstand fully the method by which God made man. It may be that the processes of evolution have had something to do in the formation of the physical, and even the intellectual nature of man. God accom- 228 ME AD SPARROWS.