Lessons On God From Ordinary Birds

One of my favorite thoughts on ordinary – or bad days – days when I feel ignored or taken for granted – is that I am never ignored by God.

DSC_5432Ordinary sparrows and finches often remind me of God’s love and concern for me.

DSC_5740I don’t think I have ever met a person who doesn’t have days or periods of time when they feel shunned or ignored.

It happens to leaders of countries.

It happens to young people.

DSC_7771It happens to bosses.

It happens to mothers and fathers.

It happens to children.

It happens to siblings.

It happens to singles.

DSC_5741It happens to people who think they are always on the sidelines when other people’s lives seem to be fitting together and are being fulfilled.

DSC_5742I think about God’s presence a lot these days as we watch Cerwin’s mother lying in bed – waiting for God to call her home.

I feel bad when there is no one in the room with her – but yesterday Cerwin’s sister Velda said, “Mother asked who is standing at the head of her bed.”

Nobody is there.

There isn’t room for a person to be standing there, because the head of her bed is against the wall.

We have concluded that it is probably an angel – maybe the one that God has assigned to her – the one who will lead her HOME.

It has reminded me that she is never alone – even when no body is in the room with her.

DSC_5835His Eye Is on the Sparrow

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,

DSC_5847When Jesus is my portion, a 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.

DSC_6458I sing because I’m happy;
I sing because I’m free;
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me.

DSC_5852Let not your heart be troubled; these tender words I hear;
And resting on his goodness I lose my doubts and fears;

DSC_5851Though 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.

DSC_5850I sing because I’m happy;
I sing because I’m free;
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me.

DSC_7768Whenever I am tempted; whenever clouds arise;
When songs give place to sighing; when hope within me dies;

DSC_7776I 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.

DSC_7774I sing because I’m happy;
I sing because I’m free;
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me.

DSC_7770Treasure the knowledge today that God is with you.

He will never leave you.

Even when others leave or shun you.

He never will.

Your responsibility is to draw close to Him and to reach out and care for others so they won’t feel forsaken.

Even those who don’t act lovable.

Even those who are not following God.

His eye is on the sparrow – and I know He watches me.

10 thoughts on “Lessons On God From Ordinary Birds

  1. That was beautiful, Doris. One pastor said that God attends the funeral of every sparrow. This is a sad time of life, but one day there will be a reunion and in the meantime an angel will gently lead your mother Home.

    Blessings

    Frank

  2. Beautiful thoughts and true. After Tom had his open heart surgery, he saw a tall male figure come right through the wall. It could have been just the anesthetic wearing off, or it could have been an angel. I think he thought it was an angel. He told my dil later that he was living on borrowed time. He was right. God gave him almost 1 more year to try to set things in order.

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