Faith / Hope / Self-Esteem

His Eye Is on the Sparrow

??????????Yesterday I was trimming the tall ornamental grass out in front of my house. I cut the bush shorter with an electric hedge trimmer and we were going to transplant it.  I had the shovel in the ground and I was going to start to try and dig it up.  Then I saw it—a little bird’s nest in the middle of the grass.  I came so close to cutting right through the nest; it’s a miracle they survived.

I posted a pic on my Facebook page and shared the experience along with verses 10:29-31 of the Book of Matthew, “Aren’t two sparrows sold for an assarion coin?  Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father’s [God’s] will, but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Therefore don’t be afraid.  You are of more value than many sparrows.”

Inseparable

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from God’s love, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

So you see, no matter what we do, God loves us and He desires fervently for us to remain faithful to Him and accept the love and salvation that he freely offers.  This isn’t a free pass to do whatever you like, it should be an encouragement to follow the word of God.  After all, if you were in a burning building, you wouldn’t shove away the firefighter who was trying to save you, would you?  The same is true in life.  Though God will always love you, living a life that’s opposed to the word of God is like refusing the help of the firefighter and staying to die in the burning building.

I Know He Watches Me

And if you ever start to feel lost or unloved, remember this verse.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believers in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16

This is perhaps one of the most famous and globally recognized verses of the Bible.  Maybe you’ve heard it so much it’s lost its charm for you or maybe you’ve never heard it at all, but, either way, take a moment to really think about what this verse is saying.

For God so exceedingly loved you, that he gave his own beloved Son to die the agonizing death of crucifixion, that you, if you believe in him, should not die, but have eternal life.

There’s an old song called His Eye Is on the Sparrow and it goes like this,

“Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Refrain:
I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.[1]

 

 

Scripture taken from the WEB version of the Bible.


 

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