The Sparrow is a symbol of Hope, Fertility, Renewal of Life, and Resurrection
The returning Sparrow, is the herald of spring, a symbol of the mother goddess, rebirth, and the Resurrection.
The Sparrow was an attribute of Aphrodite. The long battle at Troy was forecast when nine sparrows, representing the nine years of war, were eaten by a snake.
As a Christian Symbol, the Sparrow represents the concern of God for the least among all people, who are, nevertheless, under the protection of God the Father; for even the sparrow came to earth only through the will of God.
The bible proclaims the luck of the sparrow and the generosity of God by writing that “… even the lowly sparrow was invited to make her home in the Lord’s temple” (Psalm 84:3). It is also a symbol of a pious holy family, who lives a humble, lowly life in obedience to the will of God.
A lone Sparrow upon a roof, represents Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, when He is emotionally abandoned by His sleeping disciples (Psalm 102:7).
Twelve Sparrows can represent the twelve Apostles. Some Gospels, relate the story of the child Jesus, forming twelve sparrows out of the clay of a riverbank and giving them life.
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