Introducing This Sparrow…

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

Like the sparrow, I am the most ordinary of creatures, & yet life has given me a magical song. Like most, this journey has held its share of adventures & challenges, gifts & paradoxes, joy & sorrow. Though single long into my adulthood, the Lord has been my companion. Though often frail & sick, My God has been my strength & sustenance. I’ve soared on the heights & plunged to the depths. I’ve been disappointed by others, disillusioned with myself, succeeded & failed. Yet…I’ve been changed…by…God’s…grace. It has swept me away on its currents, strengthened & freed me for flight.

Ann Voskamp has said, “Grace is like the wind, it finds us as we are, but it does not leave us as we have been….ALLis grace” (emphasis mine). These ponderings are a celebration of the journey & gift of life, a reflection of the process God has me in, a proclamation in my belief that regardless of circumstances, He is always at work for my good & His glory. Through the songs He has sung over me, I’ve been given my own. It is true: I am as ordinary as they come. Yet, His eye is upon me. His provision for me is perfect.

He Himself is my portion & my song.

“Why should I feel discouraged?

Why should the shadows come?

For His eye is on the sparrow,

And I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy,

I sing because I’m free,

For His eye is on the sparrow,

And I know He watches me.”

-Civilla D. Martin, 1905

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