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Welcome, haere mai, and greetings church family.
Living day by day, trusting in God to work in us for his purpose, is the daily journey for a Christian. Some of us are clear about the future, others are lost, confused and desperate for help. Our Lord however, is always on the lookout for us and will counsel us with His loving eye upon you as it says in Psalm 32:8.
“I will instruct you & teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you”
Jesus in Matthew 6:35 also brings us words of encouragement about how he cares and watches over us daily.
“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?... Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
I came across the hymn “His Eye is on the Sparrow” written in 1905 by lyricist Civilla D. Martin and composer Charles H. Gabriel. I love the narrative below that shows God’s witness in his people’s lives.
Early in the spring of 1905, my husband and I were sojourning in Elmira, New York. We contracted a deep friendship for a couple by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Doolittle—true saints of God. Mrs. Doolittle had been bedridden for twenty years. Her husband was an incurable cripple who had to propel himself to and from his business in a wheel chair. Despite their afflictions, they lived happy Christian lives, bringing inspiration and comfort to all who knew them. One day while we were visiting with the Doolittles, my husband commented on their bright hopefulness and asked them for the secret of it. Mrs. Doolittle's reply was simple: "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me." The beauty of this simple expression of boundless faith gripped the hearts and fired the imagination of Dr. Martin and me.
Click here to listen to the hymn "his Eye is on the Sparrow" by Keith and Kristyn.
Click here to view the lyrics of the hymn.
This song was also a hit in the secular world when it was used in the movie "Sister Act" bringing God's Word to truly millions.
Take a minute to ponder God’s view of you as His son and daughter in Christ.
Have a great week!
Mercy, love, and peace be yours in abundance
Rev Enosa Auva’a
Author: Rev Enosa Auva'a
Date Published: November 2022