Many folks listened all last night to the sound of wind gusts which were whipping the trees and taking down power lines. I was at the church piano playing for our choir rehearsal as the storm hit. Our church is not old, but its doors were rattling as the storm raged outside. As everyone in the choir caught their breath and tried to decide between singing and hiding under a pew, Chris, our prayer warrior leader, reminded us of how God was watching out for us, just like the sparrow in the song we were singing.
The words of that song tell us, “Let not your heart be troubled, his tender words I hear, and resting on his goodness, I lose my doubts and fears.” The lights flickered for a few seconds, then came back on. After lighting the candles on the alter, just in case the electric went off for good, Donna, our choir director went right on with rehearsal, trusting in Him. Indeed, His eye is on the sparrow and I know He was watching over us last night.
As other ‘storms’ rage in our lives we need to keep trusting in Him each minute of the day and night. We just need to go to Him when we need help. Answers to our problems are always there if we just look to our mighty Savior.The scripture reference comes from Matthew where Jesus says, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.” [Matthew 10:29-31]
“His eye is on the sparrow,” the song affirms, “And I know He watches me.” God’s watchful care is affirmed in the Psalms. “Truly the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love…” [Ps. 33:18] “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry…” [Ps.34:15]
As we sing our anthem next Sunday morning, I know that the words we are singing will have special meaning for each of us.
May you feel God’s presence as he watches over you everywhere you go, every minute of the day and night.