God has me thinking about sparrows lately. In the uncertainty of life-in the fears, in the depressions, in the struggles to merely force a tired body across the finish line of another day-He is there. His eyes are upon us. He is deeply concerned. If He looks upon the sparrow, how much more does His tender affection extend to us, created in His likeness!
After hanging some bird plates from Pier 1, I immediately felt I had to use the them as an inspiration for reflections much deeper than simply pretty plates. Birds became more than just simply a symbol of a popular image. Now I am constantly reminded God is always watching over us…the affairs of our lives are never unknown to Him.
“His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me…”
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? – Mathew 25 and 26
Rick had a conference in Washington D.C. last week so we made a 2 1/2 day getaway out of it! Thanks to our friends Ben and Franci, who took Micah and Ellie for us, it was just Rick, Amelia and I and God knew we needed this treat!
Little buttercup…so adorable and full of joy no matter what! We see progress. This morning she lifted herself off the ground from her stomach for the first time and while the speech/feeding therapist was here, she said “Ellie”! So exciting!
“There is nothing little to a father in the thing that troubles his little child; and your great God, having once condescended to observe and care for you, numbering the very hairs of your head, and not suffering a sparrow to fall to the ground without his purpose and decree, will not think that you intrude upon him if you bring your daily troubles to him.”