His Eye is on the Sparrow

Remember that old sweet hymn, “*His Eye is on the Sparrow?” I thought of it the other day when we found a tiny sparrow on the ground under our birdfeeder. We had already found a dead sparrow a few days ago, which the Crankee Yankee tenderly placed in a box for burial. But this little sparrow under the birdfeeder wasn’t dead, but he didn’t look very healthy.

He was too weak to fly away, so we made a little shelter for him as rain was coming. In it we put some seeds and a little dish of water. He made no attempt to get away, and we figured he was sick or dying. This kind of thing always breaks my heart. But we humans are not in charge of a little sparrow’s life; that is up to the Higher Power.

The next morning the little guy was gone. I hope that he recovered and was on his little feet again. Nature takes its toll of lives everywhere, and there isn’t always a thing we can do to stop it. All we can do is help where we can.

Live well, little one.

*Why should I be 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;
And I sing because I’m happy
And I sing because I’m free
Oh, His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me
“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
And I sing because I’m happy
And I sing because I’m free
Oh, His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
Oh, His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
And I sing because I’m happy
And I sing because I’m free
Oh, His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me
Oh, His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me.”

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