Sunday, June 5, 2016

And I know He watches me....


In recent days I've caught myself humming or singing the old song, "His Eye is on the Sparrow".  Now, I know the birds in my photo above aren't sparrows, but the meaning found in the lyrics of "His Eye is on the Sparrow" is in line with this scripture in Matthew 26 that says if God cares for the birds, how much more will He care for you and I.  

His Eye is on the Sparrow
lyrics by Civilla D. Martin

  1. Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
    Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n 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.
    • Chorus:
      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.
  2. “Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
    And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
    Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
  3. Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
    When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
    I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

    Aren't those words powerful?  And they're true!  Jesus is our portion.  He is our constant and faithful friend.  He is always watchful of us.  He is leading us even when we can't clearly see the path ahead.  When temptation or troubles come, when you feel hopeless, it's in drawing near to Him that freedom from care and worry comes.  Be happy, friends.  Be free.  God is watching over you, caring for you, leading you.  This is His promise to you.  Believe it.

    still following,


9 comments:

  1. Elizabeth, such a beautiful reminder this morning. He is our portion --> exactly what I need for today. May you have a blessed Sunday!

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    1. I pray your day is blessed as well, Joanne! You are a blessing and encouragement to me!

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  2. This is such music to my soul. God is faithful and constant. We are blessed to know Him. Sabbath blessings!

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  3. Thank you for the great reminder about this song. I really like this song and it will be a good one for me to remember if I'm going through a tough time.

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    1. I was thinking of the same thing. I thought I might print out the words onto a book mark.

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  4. "Careless in the care of God" - oh how I long to wrap my soul around that and live that way! Beautiful encouragement Elizabeth!

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    1. Isn't that an amazing paraphrase of the verse!

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  5. I love this sweet song. One of my favorites from when I first started walking with the Lord.

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