On Saturday my friend Keila came upon an a baby bird on the ground who appeared to have fallen out of its and be in distress. She took it home and used the heating pad to keep it warm, gave it water and consulted with the Wildlife Center. After a few hours, the baby began to move and hop around and chirp to the point Keila began calling the birdie Chirpy.
On Sunday Keila was able to bring it in to the Wildlife Center so they could continue to nurture it for later release back to the wild.
Out of curiosity Keila asked the wildlife worker what kind of bird Chirpy was. Chirpy was a female house sparrow.
Wow, thought Keila. Just like the song based on the Bible verse, “his eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches over me."
On Monday came the distressing and depressing announcement of yet another month of Shelter In Place. When we wept and prayed together for healing, strength and obedience over the continued need for, and hardship of, Shelter In Place, we also thanked God for His grace. That just before this hard news, God showed Keila in this very direct and personal experience that "His eye truly is on the sparrow," and the God who watches over a single sparrow, and all the birds of the air, does the same and even more for us.
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