Bible Reading: Matthew 6: 25-27 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Early in the spring of 1905, Civilla D. Martin and her husband were visiting Christian friends Mr. and Mrs. Dolittle. Mrs. Dolittle had been bedridden for nearly 20 years. Her husband was also a cripple confined to a wheelchair. Despite their great afflictions, they lived happy Christian lives, bringing inspiration and comfort to those who knew them. During their visit Mrs. Martin’s husband commented on how bright and hopeful the Doolittle’s were. He asked their “secret” to staying cheerful. Mrs. Doolittle replied, “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.” This beautiful expression of faith gripped the Martin’s hearts and later became the writings for the Hymn “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”.
HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
(Cvilla D. Martin, 1905)
Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven 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.
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.
Matthew 10:29 Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent. But even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Don’t be afraid therefore; you are worth more than many sparrows.
No matter what place you find yourself in today - know that Jesus is near. The Word of God tells us he knows how many hairs are on your head. Repeat this: I will not be afraid. Jesus is my portion. He is my constant friend. His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.