I never tire of watching the birds in my backyard as they eat from the feeders or flap their wings in the bird bath. Of all the varieties, I’m reminded most from the little sparrows how God not only cares for them, but how much more He cares for and watches over us.
God was certainly doing that again in my life last week. I had been hearing a strange noise in the front end of my car and before I drove it on any trip, I needed to know what was going on. A drive to the repair shop gave me my answer. The noise itself was nothing to be concerned about; a few nuts and bolts fixed another issue. However, the drive shaft was a major issue which needed to be addressed; either the expensive way (a new one put in) or simply removing it (never heard that could be done). It just meant my car would now be a front-wheel drive instead of 4-wheel drive. My decision was easy – saving over $1,000+!
Had I not heard that “strange noise” I wouldn’t have taken my care to the shop and could have been on a road trip and the drive shaft causing, perhaps, even an accident. Was God watching over me? Oh, absolutely! That’s just what He does. He may even have caused that noise just so I WOULD take it to the shop. (Hmmmm!)
Part of the second verse of the great hymn, His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” by Civilla Martin says:
“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender words I hear; And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubt and fear. Tho’ by the path He leadeth But one step I may see: His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
Little sparrows are precious in God’s sight and He does care for them. But as a child of God; oh, what blessings are ours. I hope that gives you peace and comfort for this coming week.
“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?”