His Eye Is On The Sparrow and I know, He’s been watching me.
All along this winding trail called life, there was one who never took his eye off of the trail; or, the one walking on it.
Perhaps for me, one of the greatest promises that was ever made, in all of the Book, was this one. “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”*
With all of the greatest gifts we were ever given, the highest heights we might have attained in all the realms there are, what if this one promise had not been?
Much we have wished to witness to others, is great within itself. We were all once instructed how to do it; what to say and the things to talk about.
Let’s come down that long path of ours to today. We see our world and all of the things that lay themselves open before us; the endless sadness and all of the suffering; the pain, heartbreak and sickness.
And it almost feels, that somehow, somewhere along the way, we began to feel, that this world, does not need us anymore.
In spite of technology, all our appearances of prosperity and all the things we have, we may not be whom we appear to be.
I hope it doesn’t sound too blunt. It’s about all of the facade of well-being so many are projecting to everyone.
I remember back in the housing crash a few years ago, I was horrified to see reports of churches, that had been foreclosed.
It seems that money had been borrowed to make things greater, and the payments couldn’t be met anymore. Even here, people had to rent out their homes, in order to keep from losing them.
There are more and more homeless in many cities; those with no life in their faces; including children.
We don’t really care much about the poor and dying in other parts of the world. There is no use in pretending we do.
But do we even know, that there are people all around us, right here, who are dying inside?
So many abandoned old people, mates and spouses who have been cast aside for something, or someone else. I think it’s way past time, for us to step up to this world of need.
Can I walk up to someone today and tell them something that I came to know?
Say, “I know a friend, who will come to you, and He is never going to leave!”
I’d like to explain, that this person was always for the bad guy. Sins never scared Him. I think the thing that seemed to bother Him the most, was this facade that people put on.
Most had been those acting so righteous and up-right, when they weren’t. And He knew it.
I could never see, standing next to people in the House of the LORD, and not know they are crying and hurting inside.
It too often appears, that we wait until they make a bad mis-step, or simply are no longer around.
It doesn’t make sense anymore, that people are silently screaming and begging for help, and we can’t hear them.
How spiritual are we? LORD help me not to say it too hard, but I think it’s about time we stopped just proclaiming, and started delivering. Somebody needs us!
I thought Jesus left me. It all seemed that some others may have thought so too.
Thank God that friend came when I never thought He would. What would He have wanted in my part of town? In the mess I was in?
And He comes now; every time I call.
He doesn’t wait for other people’s opinions, their grudges or their cemented ideas of what God can and cannot do.
This is now talk; right now.
In the darkest of nights, the most intense and sickest of days and the loneliest of all my seasons, He comes, and He lifts me up. He’s eye is on me.
While too many of us didn’t care, the LORD went right on walking with people.
Our old misguided beliefs and man’s ideas, can trip us up.
Because we kept falling down, due to bitterness and poor self-worth and being so hurt, we felt assured Jesus would not be there the second time.
It finally occurred to the business world, that sending an employee to rehab, was a lot cheaper and wiser, than training a new one from scratch.
Because of Him, this sparrow, still wants to fly.
*“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for God has said: “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5.
~ Robert Blackburn