His Eye is on the Sparrow...

"Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows" (Matthew 6:26)

As I have gone through my healing journey, this message has popped into my head frequently. Honestly though it was probably more Lauren Hill’s version of His Eye is on the Sparrow song, but it has come to me so much that I finally went and looked up the bible verse. Now, I should mention that I am much more spiritual than religious and I most definitely do not go around normally quoting from the bible (not to knock anyone that does… it’s just not my thing), but I felt called to share and express this…

I love certain things about this quote… “the very hairs of your head are numbered..” reading that gives me chills. Knowing that we are all so PERFECTLY and carefully crafted in all of our seeming flaws just fills me with so much love.

But for as much as I LOVE the quote… I also respectfully have to disagree to an extent. I do not believe my life to be any MORE or LESS valuable than any of God’s creatures. In fact, I feel that is partly what is wrong with much of our society today… that there are still so many out there that believe that we are somehow above it…like the animals of this world don’t matter so long as we HUMANS are happy….

That aside…

When I am in such a dark place and I feel like there is no way out. Looking UP at this big beautiful sky…. so vast and immeasurable…. I remember that his eye is on the sparrow… and I know he watches me.

And somehow… I feel less alone through it all.