It had started raining about a half hour before I was to leave work.
When I had finally gathered all my things—-including a briefcase, purse, and a bottle of water—I headed out to the parking lot.
On the way, I scurried under a covered walkway as far as I could.
Not only was there rain, there was lightning.
Feeling uneasy about walking right out into the rain and flashes of light, I began to pray as I did so.
My prayer was probably something like this:
“Lord, please protect me.”
As I walked on the pavement, I suddenly heard a bird.
I looked up to see a bird singing, very high in a palm tree.
Singing in the midst of the storm.
Singing in the top of a tree.
Some lyrics came to my mind.
“For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.”
(by Civilla D. Martin)
As I got into my car, the storm continued.
I lowered a window in the car and got out my camera.
With a good zoom shot, I photographed the little bird.
Jesus said, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
God was comforting me with a singing bird, reminding me that His eye was on me as I walked across the parking lot in the rain and lightning.
His eye is on you, too.
Even when you walk through a storm…..
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