Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7)
I believe that every particle of dust that dances in the sunbeam does not move an atom more or less than God wishes — that every particle of spray that dashes against the steamboat has its orbit, as well as the sun in the heavens — that the chaff from the hand of the winnower is steered as the stars in their courses. The creeping of an aphid over the rosebud is as much fixed as the march of the devastating pestilence — the fall of … leaves from a poplar is as fully ordained as the tumbling of an avalanche.
(Charles Spurgeon, “God’s Providence,” sermon on Ezekiel 1:15-19 in 1908 – this excerpt from John Piper’s Desiring God, p. 344)