For some reason, with all the fancy and beautiful birds God has created, I love sparrows. Always have.
The photo at the top of my website was taken by my oldest grandson, Jacob. I love its simplicity and the fact that it is a sparrow.
Trying to remember the first time I heard the song “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” I did a search and came up with this YouTube version of the Ethel Waters singing the song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoCO_1GcoV0 –
Ethel Waters sings Eyes On The Sparrow. Song from the 1952 movie “The Member of the Wedding” With Ethel Waters as Bernice Sadie Brown; Julie Harris as Frankie Addams; and Brandon De Wilde as John Henry.
Since I was born in 1951, I’m sure I saw reruns of this movie at some point in my young life. It may not be a cinematic epic type of movie, but I remember Ethel Waters character comforting the children she sings the song with. Thus, I remember it as a comforting song adding to my love of the simple sparrow.
Bible verses that bring comfort include:
Matthew 10:29 (NIV)
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.
Luke 12:6 (NIV)
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.
Luke 12:7 (NIV)
7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.