HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW

Matthew 10:29-31  “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.”                     

Civilla Martin, wife of evangelist Dr. Walter S. Martin, wrote the song “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” after being inspired by an unnamed bedridden woman in Elmira, New York. As Mrs. Martin sat bedside to this lady and read and sang songs to her, Civilla asked the lady if she ever felt discouraged. This woman kindly looked up at Mrs. Martin and responded with the Bible story about God’s care for the sparrows. She said that she faced discouragement like anyone else, but if God can see and care for the sparrows, she knew that God saw and cared for her. It was then that Mrs. Civilla Martin penned the words, “Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come? His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me.”

It is amazing to think that out of all the birds, God chose the least of them, a sparrow, to portray the message that no person or need goes unnoticed in His sight. Any time the devil tries to convince you that you are worthless and don’t belong, think about how God cares for even the least of the birds in man’s eyes. We will be faced with discouragement in which we will feel we are all alone and don’t belong, but remember, if God sees the sparrow, He can see us through whatever obstacle we may face.