I have a tendency to worry – a lot.
Last week I had a little epiphany. It was this simple little nugget of truth:
WORRY is the opposite of TRUST.
Do I really trust that God is in control, and that if I take care of His business, He’ll take care of mine?
This passage is recorded twice in the New Testament:
“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?… But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matt. 6:26,33
I hope I’m getting there. Until then, it’s little songs like this that remind me that “His eye is on the sparrow.”
LYRICS: “Little Bird”
Little girl, little girl with the big round eyes
Little bird, little bird, one day you’ll fly
A breathtaking flight of life you’ll fly
Then little bird, little bird, you will die
Because life, life is a vapor
But the brevity is what makes it a treasure
So feel it all like a love letter
To the One you will live with forever
His eye is on the sparrow
His eye is on you
What then, what then when it’s all over?
Little bones, little bones the dust will cover
Little spirit, little spirit you’ll live on
With the soul of the bird that goes on and on
Then little bones, little bones
You will rise and little girl, little girl
You will fly
Photo Credit: Virginia State Parks, Creative Commons