I was listening to a Christian radio station while driving. They were playing one of my favorites, ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ by Charles Gabriel. Beautiful memories of a dear friend and song evangelist, Paul Roher, came to mind. We had spent many years working together in camp meetings and revivals and at Asbury College. The song was one of his most requested songs. Memories were flooding my soul.
Although I had heard the song more times than I could count, it seems the Lord used it in a special way this time. Sparrows are among of the most common birds in the world. They are considered the lowliest of our ‘feathered friends’. I thought, “I’m a sparrow.” A sense of comfort and security settled over me. My heart kept singing “His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.” I may not be an eagle or a peacock, just a lowly sparrow, but He cares for me.
The scriptures assure me of this truth;
- “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” (Matthew 10:29, NIV)
- “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7, NIV)
Matthew mentions two sparrows for a penny and Luke’s account notes five sparrows were sold for two farthings. Sparrows were so common and cheap that if a man bought two farthings’ worth he got one thrown in free. Yet, the Lord promises “not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.”
In a world fraught with trouble and uncaring people, a world where ‘might makes right’, a world that seems to cater to the rich and famous – what a blessing it is to realize that the One who really matters has His eye on us. He cares for us no matter how insignificant and lowly we may be in the eyes of the world.
May I ask, “Do you have a personal relationship with the one who watches over and cares for you?” You can by confessing your sins and inviting Him in to your heart (1 John 1:9).
Prayer: I want to walk with the One who provides His followers ‘Sparrow Care’.
~ Brother Roy